By James Berardinelli
Despite being rooted firmly in "chick flick" territory (with a high "cuteness" index), it has the capacity to please to viewers of both genders who appreciate the genre.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Amongst the cardboard-cutout supporting characters, Lauren Graham brings a welcome deadpan sensibility to the overeager proceedings.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Keaton is so over-the-top, so loud and so physically animated that when Daphne develops a case of laryngitis mid-way through the movie, it's as if a neighbor's car alarm has finally been shut down. However, in those silent moments, when Daphne is communicating with notes, you realize how much you like this actress.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Because I Said So might have been sharper if it had focused on the mother/daughter relationship and didn't blunt its story with romantic comedy.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Formulaic romantic junk.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
This slapdash, charmless, baldly boomer-chasing romantic comedy, directed by Michael Lehmann (Heathers) from a clunky, orgasm-obsessed script by Karen Leigh Hopkins and Jessie Nelson, is the lazy studio's answer to a call for more age-appropriate entertainment for "More" magazine readers.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A sloppily made bowl of reheated chick-flick cliches.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's a dreadful exercise, tin-eared and sincere, bereft of any truth or inspiration.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
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.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This film bespeaks a truly startling mistrust of the movie audience, and, what's more, a disrespect for the feature film medium. Yes, of course it was conceived as an unpretentious entertainment pitched mainly to girls and young women. Yet that doesn't explain the nightmarish quality of the finished product.
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26 out of 100
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