Because I Said So

 (2,678)5.71 h 41 min2007X-RayPG-13
A meddling mother tries to set her daughter up with the right man so her kid won't follow in her footsteps.
Michael Lehmann
Diane KeatonMandy MooreGabriel Macht
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Tom Everett ScottPiper PeraboLauren GrahamColin FergusonStephen CollinsTy PanitzTony HaleNeil HopkinsMatt ChampagneZachary GordonJoshua Denhardt
Jessie NelsonPaul Brooks
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.6 out of 5 stars

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happy.Reviewed in the United States on June 29, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
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The story line was great but too bad the movie was laced with sex, language and nudity. I would have thought Diane Keaton had more class.
54 people found this helpful
mwcdesignsReviewed in the United States on December 6, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
Silly, simple-minded trifle
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I watched it all the way through, fast forwarding only a few times. This is the worst Diane Keaton movie I've ever seen. She is near hysterical through most of the movie. And when she's hysterical, her pitch goes up, up, up. And so do the pitches of her girls. Get them all together and...cover your ears. And, btw, any young (or not) woman on a date with a man for the first time does not go home with him. That's asking for trouble. Of course, in a simple-minded movie like this, nothing bad happens to Diane's little girl, but you can't count on that in the real world.
36 people found this helpful
IthacaRedReviewed in the United States on December 8, 2018
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Lauren Graham and Diane Keaton are two of my favorites. This script is so awful, with cliche characters, hokey dialogue, and eyeroll predictability. I was embarrassed for Lauren and Diane that they were in this. It's as bad as a Hallmark or Lifetime movie.
29 people found this helpful
Isis McReviewed in the United States on December 22, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Well, if you expect much, you'll be disappointed. Otherwise, it entertains well.
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It is nteresting reading reviews of many films that get bad reviews. Frankly, it is ridiculous that someone may expect much from certain movies, get disappointed and place a negative review about what he or she experienced and not about the movie, really.
This is a Hollywood chic movie with a couple of known names. Plot, script, and premises are not something to talk about. It brings a couple of peals of laughter, nothing spectacular, but it is not indeed a comedy film. It is a little movie about a bit of something in a family of a mother and her three children — one who does not get dates because she doesn't know how to. Mother enters the field by using a dating service. Although it works, it complicates life between mother and daughter and the siblings... well, cover for their mother.
Performances are adequate for no real character development. This film was not made to awe anyone, including IMBD. Likely got some audience but was not a hit. That is what you can expect from this movie after you read the description, not more. I enjoyed it though.
14 people found this helpful
vandellaReviewed in the United States on December 5, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Tired and old racist stereotypes
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Tired and racist old stereotypes in the spa scene within the first 15 minutes of this movie was enough for me to quit watching.
21 people found this helpful
mereplatoReviewed in the United States on April 10, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
I usually love movies like this, but this one was awful
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I love movies like this (i.e. Its Complicated) so when I saw the almost 5 star review, I settled in for an enjoyable evening. Also, I LOVE Lauren Graham in everything I've ever seen her in and I own many of her movies/shows. But this was the worst by far. The writing was ridiculous. I have a crazy over-bearing mother that many people have told me is the craziest mother they've ever met, and the mother in this show was unbelievable. Legitimately--unbelievable--as in, I couldn't establish a suspension of disbelief long enough to enjoy this movie.

Its like all the pieces were there to have a great movie: great actors and a great story line. Then the writers ruined it. Over the top and ridiculous. Annoying dialogue and frequent failed attempts at humor.
5 people found this helpful
TigerlillyReviewed in the United States on December 19, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
Not worth your time
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Cute concept. Awful script. Unbelievable dialogue. Iffy acting. Completely unbelievable course of events. Also not buying the casual singing act. The entire movie is total Hollywood, night in shining armor fantasy land with overdone tropes and jokes. And why is Piper Perabo even in this movie? Her character is a complete afterthought. I suspect it's because the writers wanted another wedding.
There is one moment of honesty in this film: Toward the end when Diane Keaton says she was trying to help her daughter not turn into herself; that was a beautiful moment. I also enjoyed Stephen Collins for the most part and Gabriel Macht was lovely to look at.
9 people found this helpful
Mysticman9Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
A family of neurotic screamers, screaming the whole movie
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I really wanted to like this movie, I really did. And I STILL enjoyed this movie despite the unbelievable chaos that Diane Keaton seems to be embody all too effortlessly....and repetitively I might add, as she seems plays this role A LOT. Perhaps it was endearing in Something's Gotta Give, but it's like she took that character: neurotic, perpetually single, hasn't had sex in decades, repressed, extreme meddler in her children's lives, and did I mention NEUROTIC.....and amplified it 1000 makes you anxious just watching her neuroses unfold and self destruct / collapse on top it off one of the daughters is a psychiatrist and the movie features OTHER highly dysfunctional neurotic characters who are obsessed with hearing themselves speak aloud every thought in their head. So, if you're still interested in watching after that, then enjoy! Because there are actually some wonderful scenes, beautiful scenery, and a snapshot of life in the Venice / Santa Monica area of LA. I enjoyed both of Mandy Moore's love interests, and Mandy herself is always adorable. So there were a few saving graces, but dang Diane Keaton, DIAL IT DOWN....if anyone is truly that neurotic and annoyingly intrusive / controlling of their daughters lives, I truly feel sorry for them. This was not a horrible because there were some very charming parts, but it's a little painful to watch at times.
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