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    Because I Said So


    Daphne Wilder is a mother whose love knows no bounds or boundaries. As a single parent, she has raised three fantastic girls--klutzy, adorable Milly, stable psychologist Maggie and sexy and irreverent Mae--to become the kind of women any mom would die to have. The only problem is they're about to strangle her. In order to prevent her youngest, Milly, from making the same romantic mistakes she did, Daphne decides to set her up with the perfect man. The one thing Daphne decides not to tell Milly, however, is that she placed an ad in the online personals to find him. If anyone knows exactly what her daughter does and doesn't need out of a long-term relationship (or clothes or her career), it's Daphne. Comic mayhem unfolds as the well-intended mom continues to do the wrong thing for the right reasons--all in the name of love for her beloved daughter. Is the man of Daphne's (erm, Milly's) dreams the responsible architect Jason, or is he the free-spirited rocker Johnny? Daphne will continue to push, cajole, suggest and nudge her way into Milly's smallest of decisions until she rights the wrongs of her own life choices or drives her girl nuts. But once Johnny's own father, Joe, catches a buried spark within Daphne, things really start to heat up for the Wilder matriarch. Finally letting herself begin to fall, Daphne begins to wonder if she is just pushing her girls as a way of ignoring her own issues.

    Director Credit
    Michael Lehmann Director

    Cast Credit
    Diane Keaton Daphne Wilder
    Mandy Moore Milly
    Gabriel Macht Johnny
    Tom Everett Scott Jason
    Lauren Graham Maggie
    Piper Perabo Mae
    Colin Ferguson Derek

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    Yoffy lifts a finger... fluff's Avatar
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    Unless I hear rave reviews this is definitely one I'll skip.
    Can't stand Lauren Graham.

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    Scrappy Spartan Broadway's Avatar
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    I like Mandy Moore and drool over Gabriel Macht enough that this will be one that I catch on a matinee, despite Diane Keaton.
    Never let the things you want make you forget about the things you have.

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    Saw the trailer for Because I Said So and I'm not sold on this movie. Stephen Collins and Diane Keaton played a soon to be divorced couple in The First Wives Club and a soon to be dating one in this movie.

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    On a cupcake mission! Lois Lane's Avatar
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    The reviews for this one are all bad. And isn't Mandy Moore like 12? (Ok, slight exaggeration) Why would her mom be so intent on marrying off a very young 20something?!

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    I was really excited about this movie when I saw the first trailers. But as I've heard more and more buzz about it, I think I'm waiting a week or so to decide - until I've been able to hear some "regular person" reviews of it. The descriptions I've read of the plot look quite different from the movie the trailers paint, and the negative reviews make me nervous.

    I was reluctant to see The Holiday for many of the same reasons. But then I read a lot of very positive things about it from regular people, went to see it and LOVED it. I hope that the same will be true of this movie. But I'm waiting for further feedback before I invest any money it in.

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    I love Diane Keaton, but will wait for video to see this movie.

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    FORT Fogey GabbyG's Avatar
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    I went yesterday to the matinee. I'm grateful that I only paid $4 to see the movie. However, my mom is now looking pretty good.

    My advise is to the matinee or rent/netflix.

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    jessicaSTAM GossipGirlANTM's Avatar
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    I heard horrid reviews for this movie and decided to see it anyway.


    Sometime you just can't trust them reviewers.
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    Peace MsFroggy's Avatar
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    Up here in my tree...
    I was talked into seeing this last night by a couple of girlfriends. Well, this thing sucked big time. The guy who played the boyfriend was the one good thing in the movie but everything else just annoyed the hell out of me. There were some laughs, but most were at the characters not with them. Mandy Moore couldn't act her way out of a paper bag and I wonder at the kind of financial desperation that must have driven Diane Keaton to take this role. Annie Hall this ain't.

    There is a scene in the movie that can be best described as "Harry Met Sally"'s infamous restaurant scene - you know the one - crossed with some demented low IQ late night style almost soft-porn disguised as mother-daughter bonding... only worse. You'll know what I mean if you decide to see this drivel which I don't recommend.
    "Feel the sky blanket you/ With gems and rhinestones/ See the path cut by the moon/ For you to walk on" - EV

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