Because I Said So

 (2,542)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
English [CC]
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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
MarianCReviewed 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
Carolyn MichaelReviewed in the United States on April 28, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Seriously Stressed Me Out
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I finally watched this movie because it's being so heavily pushed right now, and it does have a fabulous cast. Pity the directing is terrible. Let's see how many sexy underwear shots we can squeeze into a single movie because women never wear clothes when men aren't around, right? This movie had "directed by a man" written all over it. The mother was obnoxious - controlling and manipulative and SO self-absorbed. She sabotaged her daughter's life to have what SHE wanted, not what her daughter did. News flash: there is nothing "too loving" about that. The best thing I can say about this movie is it made me appreciate my own wonderful mother that much more.
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