Because I Said So

Because I Said So
Because I Said So
  • PG-13
  • 1h 41m
  • 2007
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Academy Award¨-winning actress Diane Keaton stars with Mandy Moore, Lauren Graham and Piper Perabo in this heartwarming comedy about mothers, daughters and cutting the apron strings. When it comes to her three, free-spirited daughters, Daphne (Keaton) is just your normal overprotective, overbearing, over-the-top mother. Worried that her youngest daughter, Millie (Moore), will end up alone, Daphne meddles in her daughter's love life until she ends up doing all the wrong things for all the right reasons... and all in the name of motherly love.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Overly reliant on caricatures and lacking any human insight, Because I Said So is an unfunny, cliche-ridden mess.
Entertainment Weekly

June 21, 2017
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper

I hated this movie. I think it's the worst performance of Diane Keaton's career.

March 3, 2019
Time Out
Mark Holcomb

Everyone here is a caricature, and the gaps are papered over with hyperactive shtick. I haven't se...

June 21, 2017
Tom Charity

Recycling every cliche in the rom-com handbook, it's clear from the very first that Lehmann has sa...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Keaton and Moore can't save bland, cliched romcom.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that kids under 14 (even big Mandy Moore fans) probably won't be interested in this flat, unoriginal romantic comedy. The film's humor is based on a very tired stereotype: the aggressively interfering mother. Her interest in her youngest daughter's love life leads to silly jokes, sexual imagery (women appear in their underwear, some kissing, a brief montage shows one woman with two different partners), and innuendo (including discussion about -- and re-enactment of -- orgasms). Very mild language for PG-13 ("ass," "damn it") and some tame social drinking.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:February 2, 2007
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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