Because I Said So Synopsis
A meddlesome woman (Diane Keaton) tries to find the perfect man for her daughter (Mandy Moore).
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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A weak, offensive overall horrible movie!!!!!!!!

By Ewansgal88
First of all, most scenes fell flat. It was a lame, weak predictable plot. Most importantly however, I have never been so offended in my life!!!! The overall implication was that a woman cannot be...

Helarious Movie!

By laurielle
I took my mom with me and we were just cracking up the whole time! Its a must see!...

absolutely ridiculous

By jed77
who honestly said "hey this is going to be a good movie" and put their stamp of approval on this script?? Who actually gave the go ahead to film this movie? If you do decide to see it, don't be...


By penguin_loverx33
i loved this movie.. more of a teenagery movie adults and children would be disturbed. lolol its true...

See the movie Because I Said So .. or not, whatever.

By tapdiva
From the commercials, you can probably tell that this is a fairly predictable, cheesy romantic comedy, and you are right. Except that it also has a high degree of "cringeability," namely that...

it is great

By yung hollywood
this is must go its just as good as the devils wear prada...

Because I said so

By misha
The acting was great. Funny, on target family dynamics. Definitely worth seeing....

If you have a daughter.......or if you are a daughter

By angelnsoldier
Humor, pathos, action, relationships. This movie was funny and bright. Not alot of deeper meaning but a great movie for a rainy afternoon....

Must See!

By movie_guru25
Because I said so was so funny! I was laughing through the entire movie!...

Should have been a TV Movie!

By Astaire2
The entire movie was on the scale of a good "made for TV" movie. And who in their right mind wants to see Diane Keaton in basically white long underware. PLEASE!...

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Rated PG-13 | For for sexual content including dialogue, some mature thematic material and partial nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Keaton and Moore can't save bland, cliched romcom.
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