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Because I Said So

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Michael Lehmann

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About the Movie

Academy Award®-winning actress Diane Keaton stars with Mandy Moore, Lauren Graham and Piper Perabo in this heartwarming comedy about mothers, daughters and cutting the apron strings. When it comes to her three, free-spirited daughters, Daphne (Keaton) is just your normal overprotective, overbearing, over-the-top mother. Worried that her youngest daughter, Millie (Moore), will end up alone, Daphne meddles in her daughter's love life until she ends up doing all the wrong things for all the right reasons... and all in the name of motherly love.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 156
  • Fresh: 7
  • Rotten: 149
  • Average Rating: 3.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: It's so derivative, unfunny and thuddingly bad that it's one of the more cringe-inducing movies of a genre chock-full of clunkers. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Recycling every cliche in the rom-com handbook, it's clear from the very first that Lehmann has sacrificed his characters on the altar of sappy endings. What a waste -- for everybody. – Tom Charity,, Jan 4, 2008

Rotten: Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, when they reached a certain age, played harridans and ax murderers. Diane Keaton has started playing mothers, but, alas, the effect is about the same: She's scary. Very scary. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Feb 3, 2007

Rotten: As almost everyone knows by now, the early part of the year has become a dumping ground for dreadful movies. Still, Because I Said So constitutes unusually toxic waste. – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Because I Said So!

this movie is amazing. its really sweet, it even made me cry once. and it also has its funny parts =] overall, i would recommend this movie to anyone! wish iTunes could lower the price though :(

Because I Said So

i LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this movie. it's so sweet. i'm so glad that they finally put it for us to buy :D

Great Feel Good Movie

One of my favorites... It is very entertaining and has diverse actors. The music is great and it shows how mothers and daughters act! At the end of the movie you are left with a great feeling and it gets better every time you watch it. If that doesn't draw you in watch it for the hot men!

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