Because I Said So2007
Because I Said So (2007)
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Critic Reviews for Because I Said So
I hated this movie. I think it's the worst performance of Diane Keaton's career.
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.
If you don't expect too much of it, you may find yourself pleasantly -- all right, soothingly -- surprised by it.
Recycling every cliche in the rom-com handbook, it's clear from the very first that Lehmann has sacrificed his characters on the altar of sappy endings. What a waste -- for everybody.
As almost everyone knows by now, the early part of the year has become a dumping ground for dreadful movies. Still, Because I Said So constitutes unusually toxic waste.
Audience Reviews for Because I Said So
Not funny. Not romantic. Just sappy and superficial. Not worth watching.
This is just a really nice chick flick about 3 sisters, (Lauren Graham, Mandy Moore and Piper Perabo). They have a slightly controlling mother, Daphne, (Diane Keaton), who has been single herself many years and has become worried about Millie (Mandy Moore) and the bad choices she keeps making in men (her sisters are happily married). Worried that Millie will end up alone like herself, Daphne secretly writes an online personal ad and then interviews all the men. Her choice is Jason, a slightly arrogant professional guy (lawyer maybe? Can't remember), but she also meets a charming musician and single dad, Johnny, by chance. Daphne sets it up so Millie and Jason can meet, without Millie realizing her mum set it up, but Johnny fixes it so he also "Accidently" meets Millie. The rest of the movie is Millie trying to figure out which guy she wants, and the fury when she enevitibly finds out what Daphne did. Okay, it's a no brainier, but I enjoyed this and Millie is a likeable, though flawed character, digging herself into a mess by sleeping with both the guys. Daphne is also likeable, and sympathetic in her way. A nice story about female relationships with a few laughs and some beautiful looking cakes.
I really liked this film. Diane Keaton is always the best type of actress to play a mother as she's extremely funny. Both of the guys were good to look at and even though you genuinely knew
Because I Said So Quotes
|Mae Wilder:||Mom, why do you always wear the high tops?|
|Daphne Wilder:||Because I just got these, what's wrong with these?|
|Maggie Wilder:||They're just kinda depressing.|
|Milly Wilder:||Mom, for your sixtieth birthday, we'll buy you something beautiful, something that grandma Moses would not wear.|
|Daphne Wilder:||What are you gonna do with your hair? Maybe you oughta button these buttons, you look like you're asking for it.|
|Milly Wilder:||I am asking for it!|
|Daphne Wilder:||I say marriage, you say...|
|Daphne Wilder:||God couldn't be everywhere so that is why he invented mothers.|
|Maggie Wilder:||What? That was on a Hallmark card we gave you.|