Because I Said So

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A meddling mother tries to set her daughter up with the right man so her kid won't follow in her footsteps.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 5.2/10 (17,907 voted)

Critic's Score: 26/100

Michael Lehmann

Stars: Diane Keaton, Mandy Moore, Gabriel Macht

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?

Writers: Karen Leigh Hopkins, Jessie Nelson


Diane Keaton

Daphne Wilder

Mandy Moore

Milly Wilder

Gabriel Macht


Tom Everett Scott


Lauren Graham


Piper Perabo


Stephen Collins


Ty Panitz


Matt Champagne


Colin Ferguson


Tony Hale


Sophina Brown

Milly's Staff #1

Karen Leigh Hopkins

Milly's Staff #2

Emily Maisano

Milly's Staff #3

Gerald Downey

Cousin Dougy's Friend

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


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Release Date: 2 February 2007

Filming Locations: Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA

Opening Weekend: $13,122,865
(4 February 2007)
(2526 Screens)

Gross: $69,485,490
(12 October 2008)

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Did You Know?


Stephen Collins also played Diane Keaton's husband in
The First Wives Club.


At the very end of the movie after Daphne knocks the cake off the cliff, it hits Stuart on the head. Before it hits Stuart he is placing headphones into his ears. When the cake hits him the one for his left ear is hanging down and is all full of cake, however when he looks up both headphones are in his ears.


You're not a helicopter, mom. Quit hovering.

User Review

The chickiest flick I have ever seen in my life

Rating: 1/10

Oh, my God, I swear I nearly killed myself while my friend and I were
watching this movie. I'm not a chick flick girl and this movie is the
reason why. Now I actually do love a few chick flicks that are fun,
clever, and just harmless. This movie is extremely harmful to anyone
who watches it, after watching this movie I felt like shoe shopping,
listening to Sarah McLaughlin, bonding with my mother, moving my
furniture, talking about boys, and baking cookies. This is the ultimate
stereotype for women and makes us just look oh so bad. But it looked
cute from the cover and I like Diane Keaton and Mandy Moore, so I
wanted to give this movie a chance, but instead it just wasted my time
and made me throw up a little in my mouth. I know that sounds bad since
I'm a girl, but how in the heck was I supposed to like these
characters? They were awful.

Daphne is a protective, manipulative, and pesky little mother who just
loves her daughters more than most mothers should. She's especially
obsessed with her baby daughter, Milly, who is having a hard time in
the love department. Daphne takes out an ad on the internet as a mom
looking for her daughter's life partner. She meets Jason, a promising
guy who is stable, and a guy, Johnny, a musician with a psychotic son
that she's convinced is a heart breaker. Milly meets them both looking
"like chance" and she has to decide between stable, rich Jason or
sensitive, loving Johnny. You can figure it out from here.

Seriously, these characters were horrible, just first off Daphne just
comes off as a possessive and psychotic mom who needs a life so badly,
because she's living it through her daughter's. Then Milly, she's
dating and sleeping with these two guys at once and then when she gets
busted, she's crying and we're supposed to feel bad for her? Why wasn't
she just honest with the guys in the first place? The ending was
horribly cliché'd as a chick flick film and was incredibly disturbing
in some moments. This is an awful movie, I wouldn't recommend it unless
you are the ultimate chick flick fan.