Because I Said So

Because I Said So

Director: Michael Lehmann Cast: Diane Keaton, Mandy Moore, Gabriel Macht

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Diane Keaton stars as a unconditionally loving, but meddling, mother whose vain attempt to prevent her insecure youngest daughter from repeating the same mistakes that she made leads to a series of comic misunderstandings in director Michael Lehmann's affectionate family comedy. When it comes to the topic of motherhood, Daphne Wilder (Keaton) has seen it all. Her eldest daughter, Maggie (Lauren Graham), is a highly respected psychologist and her middle daughter, Mae (Piper Perabo), is both sexy and smart, but youngest Milly (Mandy Moore) just can't seem to get things right no matter how hard she tries. Recognizing that the romantic exploits of her charming-but-struggling youngest always seem to end in tears, concerned mother Daphne vows to find Millie the perfect man. Though she always means well, Daphne's misguided attempt to set her daughter up by placing a carefully worded personal ad proves once and for all that even the most well-intending of mothers can sometimes overstep their boundaries.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/08/2007
UPC: 0025193227027
Original Release: 2006
Rating: PG-13
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 9,583

Special Features

"The Making of Because I Said So" featurette; Designing a "Wilder" World; "World Spins Madly On" music video by The Weepies.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Diane Keaton Daphne Wilder
Mandy Moore Milly Wilder
Gabriel Macht Johnny
Tom Everett Scott Jason
Lauren Graham Maggie Wilder
Piper Perabo Mae Wilder
Stephen Collins Joe
Ty Panitz Lionel
Matt Champagne Eli
Zachary Gordon Little Arthur
Colin Ferguson Derek
Tony Hale Stuart
Sophina Brown Matisse, Milly's Staff 1
Karen Leigh Hopkins Charlie, Milly's Staff 2
Emily Maisano Milly's Staff 3
Gerald Downey Cousin Dougy's Friend
Ingrid Sanai Buron Singing Bride
Satya Lee Daphne's Masseuse
Alexis Rhee Maggie's Masseuse
Tuan Shu Lan Milly's Masseuse
Steve Little Bad Teeth Guy
John Ross Bowie Cute Food Spewing Guy
Parvesh Cheena Foreign Guy
Doug Budin Sneezer
William Belli Transsexual
Carlo Michael Mancini Arnold
Mary Pat Gleason Iris
Judi Barton Jason's Mother
Rudolph Willrich Jason's Father
David Purdham Uncle Philip
P.J. Byrne Photographer
Edith Jefferson Female Senior
Holly Westen Catering Staff
Nate Petre Bleached Teeth Guy
Allison Caetano Roller Blader
Chris Monberg Roller Blader
David Kitay Conductor

Technical Credits
Michael Lehmann Director
Douglas Axtell Sound/Sound Designer
Eyde Belasco Casting
Paul Brooks Producer
Shay Cunliffe Costumes/Costume Designer
Mitchell Dubin Camera Operator
Karen Leigh Hopkins Associate Producer,Screenwriter
Julio Macat Cinematographer
Don Muirhead Camera Operator
Jessie Nelson Producer,Screenwriter
Scott Niemeyer Executive Producer
Wendy Rhoads Co-producer
Natalie Richards Set Decoration/Design
Dana Sano Musical Direction/Supervision
Paul Seydor Editor
Sharon Seymour Production Designer
Jonathan Shore Associate Producer
Troy T. Takaki Editor
Christopher Tandon Art Director
Mike Topoozian Asst. Director
Joe Valentine Camera Operator
Norm Waitt Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Because I Said So
1. Tying the Knot (Main Titles) [7:10]
2. Loosen Up [7:01]
3. Date My Daughter [7:29]
4. So Perfect [3:33]
5. A Lot of Static [4:06]
6. Asking for It [4:35]
7. Ready to Rock? [4:08]
8. Good Taste [4:28]
9. There's Still Time [6:27]
10. An Off Day [3:11]
11. The "Oompa Loompa" [4:09]
12. Don't Fight It [5:16]
13. Good Question [5:31]
14. One for the Books [5:03]
15. Where's the Truth? [6:03]
16. Misplaced Anger [3:17]
17. It's Your Life [5:11]
18. Common Sense [4:10]
19. Another Wedding [4:36]
20. End Titles [5:41]

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Because I Said So 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Great cast, great plot...what happened? Nothing connected, and everything just seemed a little too unbelievable. Especially some of the conversations between the mother and daughters, which I can attest would NEVER take place. The characters were restrained in little 2-D boxes and never got the chance to really break out of their sterotypical roles: the overbearing mother, the consoling and wise older sister, the young and spirited little was too much. I loved the musician--hopefully he will get more promising roles in the future.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love movies with Diane Keaton in them, and this one is just as great as all the rest. She is amazingly real as always. She is graciously slipping into older roles and is convincing. I love the story line, because it is so real, or could be. I love the cast who are superb interacting with each other. It is a charming movie with great lines and a love story to die for, plus lots of laughs. Where in the world has that adorable Gabriel Macht been hiding? He has probably the most piercing eyes next to Omar Sharif I've ever seen. With his deep voice and melting smile, he is the best looking guy produced by Hollywood lately. He adds a quality to the picture of being a very genuine actor. There were some corny parts, but shoot, life is corny too. I thought it was well worth spending the extra bucks and now I own my own copy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A look @ the case cover & the title should warn you: This is one stupid movie! Diane Keaton is a good actress. But in this she's a loser. It's the silliest movie I've seen in a while. A real waste of talent & time. But hey, she's getting the big bucks because of who she is. Don't waste yours on this junk.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie went on for too long and ii was expecting it to be so much better. almost all of the characters annoyed me in some way. i eventually got so annoyed with this film that i couldnt finish watching it. i was dissapointed that i paid good money to see it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this movie, theres a lot of romance and a lot of comedy. It's cute, really funny and has a great cast. Lauren graham (maggie) is the best actress in the show. She has one of the daughters roles and plays it really well. This movie is one of the best i have seen in a while. You should buy it!! a++ 5 stars!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mandy Moore and Diane Keaton play a great mother/daughter duo. All the actors involved create great chemistry coupled with the great writing with feeling and substannce, this movie is one of the best romantic comedies in awhile. A must see movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was the best and my favorite ever! You should definiately watch it because it is funny, romantic, sad, and heartwarming all at once. However, some of it seemed a little odd and seemed very unlikely.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One word can sum up this movie for me: incredible. I find it incredible that the great Diane Keaton would attach herself to a movie this heartless. I find it incredible that a studio would pay for its production. I find it incredible that I finished watching it. A barrage of stereotyped "complicated" women (complicated is apparently just another word for nosy and overbearing), this movie has no redeeming features other than a subtle supporting turn by Stephen Collins (of 7th Heaven fame) that would go unnoticed in a movie less dull than this. I was bored. My wife wasn't even impressed. Lauren Graham and Piper Perabo were typecast as sassy daughters who have no trouble telling their mom not to be overbearing while not noticing their own overbearing qualities, but even they were a welcome break from the mock-chemistry generated by Mandy Moore and her pair of pseudo-suitors. Even the "charming" guy was just dry and often annoying. But the worst part of the entire experience was the fact that there was nothing refreshing about the film, not a single attempt to stir life into a genre full of movies just like it. At the (anti-)climactic scene in which a boy (you won't care which)attempts to reconcile with the girl (you've stopped caring why), you won't even recognize the scenery, much less the old-people jokes the writer seems to conjure out of contempt for the scene itself. There is no gravity in this film, and that is a shame Diane Keaton carries more gravity when she shops for groceries than in any part of this farcical, insincere portrayal of a nosy mother and her helpless daughter.
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