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74% God Help the Girl Sep 05
—— The Remaining Sep 05

Top Box Office

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36% The November Man $7.7M
18% When The Game Stands Tall $5.6M
32% The Giver $5.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $4.6M
34% The Expendables 3 $3.5M

Coming Soon

—— No Good Deed Sep 12
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—— Unforgettable: Season 2

Because I Said So Reviews

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David Gritten
Daily Telegraph

Laughter is largely absent from this sorry, shrieking mess.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph

February 16, 2007
Nick Curtis
This is London

Treats women like idiots and men like inflatable sex toys.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 0/5

February 16, 2007
Anthony Quinn
Independent

At one point Daphne warns Milly, "You're going to end up like some pathetic character in a Tennessee Williams play." If ever a film could have used a character from a Tennessee Williams play, it's this one.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 1/5

February 16, 2007
Andrew Pulver
Guardian

There's a special circle of hell reserved for whoever thought up the moment where Macht tells Moore she smells like "cake batter".

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 1/5

February 16, 2007
Johnny Vaughan
Sun Online

If there's a worse screenplay in 2007 than this offering from Karen Leigh Hopkins and Jessie Nelson, it'll be written in crayon.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 16, 2007
Anna Smith
Film4

A bit like the 'Friends' episode in which Phoebe has to choose between two men, only with Diane Keaton, and fewer laughs.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 2/5

February 16, 2007
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Just a few years ago, Keaton played a character who was sexy, funny and intelligent in Something's Gotta Give. This one's more like Something Gave Out.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 1/4

February 15, 2007
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

A shocking embarrassment for all concerned, this is a badly written, badly acted and poorly directed mess from start to finish.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 1/5

February 15, 2007

Total Film

If you're a mother or a daughter some of it may resonate, but how apt that this painful, toothless farce was originally dreamt up at the dentist...

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 2/5

February 14, 2007
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine

A bog standard all-girls-together comedy with a decent cast and less impressive characters.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

February 14, 2007

Towards the end, the spectacle of Milly faking an orgasm for her mother's edification is, frankly, enough to kill anyone's hopes of romance.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 2/5

February 13, 2007
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Some of the nonsense could be overlooked as part of rom com conventions, but Because I Said So's shrillness makes for an exhausting experience.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: C-

February 12, 2007
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

...the writers and director go out of their way to make [Diane Keaton] look ridiculous, pathetic and stupid...

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

February 11, 2007
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

On screen or in real life, meddling moms don't get more neurotically ebullient than Diane Keaton's dessert maven in the regrettable 'Because I Said So.'

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

February 10, 2007
Mark Holcomb
Time Out New York
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Everyone here is a caricature, and the gaps are papered over with hyperactive shtick. I haven't seen so many cakes dropped or smashed since I Love Lucy.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 1/6

February 10, 2007
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com

A movie that's so bad, it's actually painful to sit through.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

February 10, 2007
Luke Y. Thompson
E! Online

Lehmann manages to give his characters a little bit more personality than is the norm in such movies, but he doesn't bother to hide the contrived paces he puts them through.

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: C

February 9, 2007
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Because I Said So's biggest sin is that it treats its characters like idiots, with Keaton's Daphne leading the charge. [She's] a woman who apparently makes her living by baking the occasional cake, most of which land on the sidewalk or in her face.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: D

February 9, 2007
Toddy Burton
Austin Chronicle

The plot is about as revelatory as a bad Hallmark card, and the lowest common denominator humor results in a moviegoing experience that's almost as appealing as having a conversation with my mother about orgasms.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 1.5/5

February 8, 2007
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

It's hard to find a more stalwart movie monster in the last ten years than Keaton, who's gone from a charming neurotic to a cobwebbed, cell-phone-wielding vagina dentata.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 0/4

February 8, 2007
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