Because I Said So

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"She's just your normal, overprotective, overbearing, over-the-top mother."
  • PG-13
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 5.6  (39,545)
  • 26

Because I Said So is a heartwarming romantic comedy film from 2007. The movie is directed by Michael Lehmann and stars Diane Keaton, Mandy Moore, and Gabriel Macht. The movie revolves around Daphne Wilder (Diane Keaton) and her three daughters, Milly (Mandy Moore), Maggie (Lauren Graham), and Mae (Piper Perabo). Daphne is a highly efficient mother who only wants the best for her daughters, and she is determined to make sure that they find the perfect man and settle down.

Daphne is especially concerned about her youngest daughter, Milly, who she sees as being the most rebellious of the three. Milly is a successful catering business owner who is looking for love but just cannot seem to find the right guy. After a string of unsuccessful relationships, Daphne decides to take charge and create a personal ad for Milly on an online dating site.

Daphne's intentions may be good, but her meddling causes more problems than it solves. Milly meets a few different guys through her online dating experiences, but none of them seem to be her perfect match. Meanwhile, Daphne has also been conducting her own secret search for the perfect man for Milly, and she thinks she has found the ideal candidate in Jason (Tom Everett Scott), a successful architect.

When Milly meets Jason, she is not impressed at first, but soon she starts to see him in a different light. Jason is handsome, charming, and successful, and he seems to be the perfect man for Milly. However, things start to get complicated when Milly meets Johnny (Gabriel Macht), a musician who is the exact opposite of Jason.

Johnny is free-spirited, passionate, and a bit of a rebel. He and Milly hit it off immediately, and Milly starts to question whether her mother's idea of the "perfect man" is really what she wants. Daphne, however, is not willing to let Milly give up on Jason without a fight, and she sets out to make sure that Milly ends up with the man she thinks is right for her.

The movie takes the audience on a journey filled with laughter, love, and family drama. Diane Keaton delivers a standout performance as the overbearing mother who only wants what's best for her daughters. Mandy Moore is charming and relatable as Milly, a young woman who is trying to find her own path in life. Gabriel Macht is swoon-worthy as Johnny, the musician who captures Milly's heart.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of the movie is the strong relationship between the three Wilder sisters. The sisters have a close bond and are always there for each other, even when they disagree. The movie is also filled with moments that are sure to make audiences laugh out loud, such as when Daphne attempts to get Milly's attention by throwing rocks at her window.

Overall, Because I Said So is a fun and lighthearted movie that is perfect for a night in with friends or a romantic date. It explores the struggles of finding love and the importance of family, and it does so with humor and heart.

Because I Said So is a 2007 romance movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 42 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6 and a MetaScore of 26.

Because I Said So
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    5.6  (39,545)
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