Daphne Wilder is a mother whose love knows no bounds or boundaries. She is the proud mom of three daughters: stable psychologist Maggie, sexy and irreverent Mae and insecure, adorable Milly - who, when it comes to men, is like psychotic flypaper. In order to prevent her youngest from making the same mistakes she did, Daphne decides to set Milly up with the perfect man. Little does Milly know, however, that her mom placed an ad in the on-line personals to find him. Comic mayhem unfolds as Daphne continues to do the wrong thing for the right reasons...all in the name of love. In a battle of strong wills, the mother-daughter dynamic is tested in all its fierce, wacky complexity. The girls help Daphne finally discover the truths and impossibilities of motherly love, all while trying to answer the questions: where does it begin and where should it end?
She's just your normal, overprotective, overbearing, over-the-top mother.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for sexual content including dialogue, some mature thematic material and partial nudity
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2 February 2007 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Because I Said So
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Opening Weekend USA: $13,122,865,
4 February 2007
Gross USA: $42,674,040
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $69,485,490
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
The names of the daughters, Maggie (Lauren Graham
), Milly (Mandy Moore
), and Mae (Piper Perabo
), come from an e.e. cummings poem that starts "Maggie and Milly and Molly and May went to the beach to play one day." A student in Johnny's guitar class is named Molly. See more
In the scene where Daphne is following Millie and Johnny on their first date, at one point Daphne ducks down to avoid being seen by Johnny. When doing so, we see the dog in the back seat and the head and arm of the "stunt driver" in the driver's seat. See more
You and my mom have been totally scheming. And and and and now I know exactly why she pushed me on you because she was voting for you. She found you.
Yeah but that doesn't take anything away from us. What matters is that we did meet, and how good this is between us. And the truth of that...
The truth. Where is the truth? Where is the truth, because you've been living a lie and I've been lying to you Jason.
Yeah but that doesn't change anything.
How does that not change... everything?
In the Italian version, Milly and Jason are learning French instead of Italian. See more
References Love in the Afternoon
Yes, My Darling Daughter
Written by Jack Lawrence
Performed by Sandie Shaw
Courtesy of EMI Records
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