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Because I Said So (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 2 February 2007 (USA)
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A meddling mother tries to set her daughter up with the right man so her kid won't follow in her footsteps.

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Michael Lehmann
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Keaton ... Daphne Wilder
Mandy Moore ... Milly Wilder
Gabriel Macht ... Johnny
Tom Everett Scott ... Jason
Lauren Graham ... Maggie
Piper Perabo ... Mae
Stephen Collins ... Joe
Ty Panitz ... Lionel
Matt Champagne ... Eli
Colin Ferguson ... Derek
Tony Hale ... Stuart
Sophina Brown ... Milly's Staff #1 / Matisse
Karen Leigh Hopkins ... Milly's Staff #2 / Charlie
Emily Maisano Emily Maisano ... Milly's Staff #3
Gerald Downey ... Cousin Dougy's Friend
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Storyline

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? Written by anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She's just your normal, overprotective, overbearing, over-the-top mother.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content including dialogue, some mature thematic material and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin | Italian

Release Date:

2 February 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Because I Said So See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,122,865, 4 February 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$42,674,040, 5 April 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,485,490, 12 October 2008
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The actual cakes used in the movie are made by the Cake Divas - they have created one-of-a-kind cakes for numerous movies & television shows; "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Charmed", "Arrested Development", "Judging Amy", "ER" "NYPD Blue", "The Division", "The Drew Carey Show", "JAG," "MTV Video Awards", "Comedy Video Awards" and many more. See more »

Goofs

At the very end of the movie after Daphne knocks the cake off the cliff, it hits Stuart on the head. Before it hits Stuart he is placing headphones into his ears. When the cake hits him the one for his left ear is hanging down and is all full of cake, however when he looks up both headphones are in his ears. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Mae: Mom, why do you always wear the high tops?
Daphne Wilder: I just got these, what's wrong with these?
Maggie: There just kinda depressing.
Milly: Mom for your 60th birthday we'll buy you something beautiful, something that grandma Moses would not wear.
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #15.21 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

I Met Him on Sunday
Written by Shirley Alston (as Shirley Owens), Micki Harris (as Addie Harris),
Doris Kenner-Jackson (as Doris Coley), Beverly Lee
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The awful writing outweighs some moments of brilliant acting
3 February 2007 | by styczSee all my reviews

I love Diane Keaton, but this was mostly painful. I can only point a finger at the writing because as predictable as this movie is, there are some absolute gems of BRILLIANT acting from both Keaton and Moore. I'm not sure why anyone is in this movie other than Mandy Moore and Diane Keaton because no use is made of them. I sat for the first half hour wondering what any of these actors saw in the script, but I will admit to laughing out loud several times at the painful "family" moments I think people will recognize from their own lives. Diane Keaton deserves a better script for her talents. And when TV actors are trying to transition to film, they should raise the level of their work.


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