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?
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
When Daphne and Joe are watching the old movie classic a scene is playing and the character says "I should have married him" just before Joe kisses Daphne. After they kiss and we see a shot of them from behind the same scene of the movie is playing again. See more
See that's the fun of the Tuna Pasta Toss. Because it's fun and it's easy. And when you're cooking for one, it's really important to look forward to the end result. You know?
What if you want to make it for two?
It's a little bit more complicated, but I think it can be done. Um... I see some of you have already gone ahead and added your carrots and your pickled relish and remember that some people like dill.
Even before I met you I had an instinct about you. Once I saw you were a woman with ...
In the Italian version, Milly and Jason are learning French instead of Italian. See more
Features A Farewell to Arms
Written by Shana Halligan
, Kiran Shahani
, Michael Railton
Performed by Bitter Sweet
Courtesy of Quango Music Group See more