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, Wide Release
Gross USA: $42,674,040, 5 April 2007
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $69,485,490, 12 October 2008
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
A photo of a younger Diane Keaton that appears in this film is also featured in The Family Stone. See more
In the scene where Daphne is trying to get Milly to pick up the phone and they are both moving the furniture, Daphne is sliding the couch over and it actually keeps sliding for a second (due to someone pulling on the other side) even when Daphne quits pushing. See more
Listen! You're right! I didn't handle this well. And I understand you feel betrayed! But, really, isn't some of this anger a little misplaced?
No! No, Maggie! It's placed exactly where it should be and there is plenty to go around, so don't worry, mom will be getting hers!
In the Italian version, Milly and Jason are learning French instead of Italian. See more
References Love in the Afternoon
That's Alright Momma
Written by Arthur Crudup
Performed by Ricky Nelson
(as Rick Nelson)
Courtesy of Epic Records
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