Because I Said So

Because I Said So

Because I Said So
Legend Dianne Keaton stars as Daphne Wilder, a mother whose love knows no bounds or boundaries. She is the proud mom of three daughters: stable psychologist Maggie (Graham), irreverent Mae (Perabo) and insecure Milly (Moore) – who is useless when it comes to finding a mate.

To prevent her youngest from making the same mistakes she did, Daphne decides to help Milly find the perfect man. Without Milly knowing, she places an online personal ad for her. Romantic comedy ensues as Daphne continues to do the wrong things for the right reasons, in the name of helping her daughter.
2007Rating: M, contains sexual references102 minsUSA
DramaRomantic Comedy
Director:
Michael Lehmann ('The Truth About Cats & Dogs', '40 Days and 40 Nights', 'Heathers', 'Airheads')
Writer:
Karen Leigh HopkinsJessie Nelson
Cast:
Diane KeatonMandy MooreGabriel MachtTom Everett ScottLauren GrahamPiper Perabo

Reviews & comments

Mildy amusing chick flick

It certainly wasn't the worst movie I've seen. I took my daughter to it and it was enjoyable to have some 'bonding time" watching a mildy-interesting girly movie. We had a few laughs, enjoyed the soppy bits and Gabriel Macht is too-cute! Perhaps not worth spending $25 at a movie but renting it when it hits the Video stores

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

An exercise in canned cuteness, Because I Said So pushes its normally appealing stars, Diane Keaton and Mandy Moore, over the edge of sitcom hysteria...

The New York Times

The New York Times

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A mild exercise in deliberate mediocrity, with chuckles and heartwarming moments distributed as carefully as nuts in a factory-made brownie. The movie's lack of ambition is hardly surprising, but both Ms. Moore and Ms. Keaton, who can wring flustered comedy out of the mildest provocation, deserve better...

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

It's a dreadful exercise, tin-eared and sincere, bereft of any truth or inspiration...

Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

The film drags by, charmlessly, endlessly. Shrieking...

1.0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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There is some risque dialogue between the girls, which reminds you of Lehmann's more quirky works such as Heathers and The Truth About Cats and Dogs, and while it's unexpected and quite funny, in a straight Hollywood flick it comes across as crass and awkward...

2.0
Newshub

Newshub

press

I found Keaton's character wildly irritating...

2.0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Because I Said So may just be the worst, most excruciating romantic comedy made in years...

1.0
Variety

Variety

press

An exercise in canned cuteness, Because I Said So pushes its normally appealing stars, Diane Keaton and Mandy Moore, over the edge of sitcom hysteria...

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A mild exercise in deliberate mediocrity, with chuckles and heartwarming moments distributed as carefully as nuts in a factory-made brownie. The movie's lack of ambition is hardly surprising, but both Ms. Moore and Ms. Keaton, who can wring flustered comedy out of the mildest provocation, deserve better...

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

It's a dreadful exercise, tin-eared and sincere, bereft of any truth or inspiration...

Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

The film drags by, charmlessly, endlessly. Shrieking...

1.0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

There is some risque dialogue between the girls, which reminds you of Lehmann's more quirky works such as Heathers and The Truth About Cats and Dogs, and while it's unexpected and quite funny, in a straight Hollywood flick it comes across as crass and awkward...

2.0
Newshub

Newshub

press

I found Keaton's character wildly irritating...

2.0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Because I Said So may just be the worst, most excruciating romantic comedy made in years...

1.0

Mildy amusing chick flick

It certainly wasn't the worst movie I've seen. I took my daughter to it and it was enjoyable to have some 'bonding time" watching a mildy-interesting girly movie. We had a few laughs, enjoyed the soppy bits and Gabriel Macht is too-cute! Perhaps not worth spending $25 at a movie but renting it when it hits the Video stores

2.0