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Because I Said So (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 2 February 2007 (USA)
A meddling mother tries to set her daughter up with the right man so her kid won't follow in her footsteps.

Director:

Michael Lehmann
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Keaton ... Daphne Wilder
Mandy Moore ... Milly Wilder
Gabriel Macht ... Johnny
Tom Everett Scott ... Jason
Lauren Graham ... Maggie
Piper Perabo ... Mae
Stephen Collins ... Joe
Ty Panitz ... Lionel
Matt Champagne ... Eli
Colin Ferguson ... Derek
Tony Hale ... Stuart
Sophina Brown ... Milly's Staff #1 / Matisse
Karen Leigh Hopkins ... Milly's Staff #2 / Charlie
Emily Maisano Emily Maisano ... Milly's Staff #3
Gerald Downey ... Cousin Dougy's Friend
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Storyline

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? Written by anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She's just your normal, overprotective, overbearing, over-the-top mother.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content including dialogue, some mature thematic material and partial nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin | Italian

Release Date:

2 February 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Because I Said So See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,122,865, 4 February 2007

Gross USA:

$42,674,040

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,485,490
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The actual cakes used in the movie are made by the Cake Divas - they have created one-of-a-kind cakes for numerous movies & television shows; "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Charmed", "Arrested Development", "Judging Amy", "ER" "NYPD Blue", "The Division", "The Drew Carey Show", "JAG," "MTV Video Awards", "Comedy Video Awards" and many more. See more »

Goofs

When Milly breaks the bowl at Johnny's house and they are cleaning up the pieces, Lionel has on shoes. Then when Johnny tells him to go put on shoes, he is shown with bare feet. See more »

Quotes

Maggie: 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?
Milly: 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!
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Alternate Versions

In the Italian version, Milly and Jason are learning French instead of Italian. See more »


Soundtracks

Say What
Written by James Hill and Les Brown
Courtesy of Associated Production Music LLC
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User Reviews

 
For every chick flick fan
3 February 2007 | by kissmestephSee all my reviews

Despite getting bad reviews, this movie was truly enjoyable and laugh out loud funny. Of course the critics didn't like it, but that's only because it was formulaic of its genre and caters to mainly a female crowd. I would totally recommend this film to mothers and daughters who like cheesy romance flicks. The humor will have you in stitches and you'll find it was worth the price of a ticket.

Diane Keaton is hilarious and not afraid to be a complete dork on screen. Critics had a lot of complaints about her performance, but throughout the whole thing, all I could think of was how much she reminded me of my own mother. Mandy Moore was sweet as always, painting a perfect picture of a 20-something looking for love. Lauren Graham's Maggie was an excellent "conscience" character for Keaton and Moore. Not sure why they had a 3rd sister, as Piper Perabo had few lines and didn't seem to contribute much to the film. Gabriel Macht was adorable and such an "every guy" that it didn't make the film over the top. Yes, his character's personality was too good to be true, but thankfully he is attractive more in the boy-next-door sense, than some magazine cover boy.

One note though - there is definitely a lot of sex talk, so unless you want to do some explaining later, leave the younger ones at home.


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