Because I Said So

Because I Said So

DVD - 2007 | Widescreen ed
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When it comes to her three free-spirited daughters, Daphne is just your normal over-protective, overbearing, over-the-top mother. Worried that her youngest daughter, Millie, will end up alone, Daphne meddles in her daughter's love life until she ends up doing all wrong things for all the right reasons - and all in the name of motherly love.

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iloveseaotters
May 20, 2019

Thank goodness this was on cable because I would have hated to have wasted one of my rentals on this. I could tell from the title that it was going to be bad but I gave it a shot. Wow, it was worse than I expected, but my curiosity got the better of me and so I watched till the end. First of all, I like Diane Keaton but she was not good in this movie at all. I hated her as the overprotective mother and that whole thing just seemed really far fetched. I did like Tom Everett Scott who I've liked since I first saw him in "That Thing You Do" but I also liked the guy who played John, who was one of Mandy Moore's love interests. This movie is really about a mother who pushes her daughter into having a relationship by placing a dating ad online. Most of the acting here is terrible with the exception of Tom Everett Scott. Mandy Moore is whiny and self-centered as is Diane Keaton. There are no touching moments in this movie at all, although there is one moment that was kind of funny, even though I saw it coming from a mile away. I wanted to turn it off mid-movie but I was curious enough to see what happened at the end. Trust me the last scene in the movie not only doesn't make sense storyline wise (although I suppose in a way it does), but the very last scene is utterly ridiculous, which now that I think about it is fitting.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 05, 2018

This romantic/drama is about a mother who takes control of her youngest daughter’s dating life after she continues to pick one bad partner after another. For some people, this is their worst nightmare as most dread of the thought of their parents getting involved in their love life. In a way, this was the main appeal of the film since it was something that connected the audience to the characters. Beyond that, I didn’t really see any point to making the movie. It wasn’t terrible, it wasn’t great, it was sort of just there. I would rate this movie a confused 2.5/5 stars.
@The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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nellabelle
May 10, 2013

I enjoyed this movie, yes it's predictable, but what RomCom's aren't.

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aerogirl
Sep 05, 2011

A very good movie. About a mother who wants the best for her daughter, which includes finding the perfect guy for her. The mother finds one suitable guy, but the daughter finds another. A happy ending after all of the interesting an funny things happen.

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varaidzo89
May 17, 2011

Mothers will do almost anything for their children & this movie shows to what extent one mother went to make sure her daughter finds Mr Right & as a mother myself i am sure i would do the same. what a wonderful movie diane keaton is such a wonderful actress & mandy moore looks so mature playing a more serious role. i like this this movie

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yellowismagic
Apr 20, 2011

I was surprised how much I enjoyed this movie. Very enjoyable in a light-hearted and predictable sort of way

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Don't go out of your to see this, it is very dull and disappointing. Might be good for a date night, but other than that don't bother with it.

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seanfancy
Oct 04, 2010

bleh- turned it off after 5 minutes, just couldn't stand it, so formulaic and boring.

BradLibraryDivMgr May 13, 2010

Maybe Diane Keaton fans can find something to like about her character. I'm not a good source as I didn't choose the movie and never cared for her performances. Some of the other characters are fun, or at least more tolerable.

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Aug 12, 2008

Lame, girlie rom com in which a single mother & her grown daughters discuss their pedestrian sex lives in way too much detail. I only gave it 2 stars because of Diane Keaton's stylish retro wardrobe. If you watch the film, be sure to turn off the volume.

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phyllis49
Mar 13, 2012

Daphne Wilder is a mother whose love knows no bounds or boundaries. She is the proud mom of three daughters. There is the stable psychologist Maggie, the sexy and irreverent Mae and the insecure, adorable Milly - who, when it comes to men, is like psychotic flypaper. In order to prevent her youngest child from making the same mistakes she did, Daphne decides to set Milly up with the perfect man. Milly does not know that her mom placed an ad in the online personals to find him. Daphne continues to do the wrong thing for the right reasons - all in the name of love. The girls help Daphne finally discover the truths and impossibilities of motherly love.
Diane Keaton, Mandy Moore, Gabriel Macht, Tom Everett Scott, Lauren Graham, Piper Perabo, Stephen Collins.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

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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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Milly: Stuart! For ten years my sister has sat here and told me your about to commit suicide.
[opens window and gestures to it]
Milly: Well?
Stuart: [smiling] You mean she's been talking about me?

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