• Released
  • February 2, 2007
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 42 min
  • Comedy
    Drama
  • 3,696 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A meddlesome woman (Diane Keaton) tries to find the perfect man for her daughter (Mandy Moore).

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Critic Ratings

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ReelViews

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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60

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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50

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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50

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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38

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Formulaic romantic junk.
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33

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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25

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A sloppily made bowl of reheated chick-flick cliches.
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25

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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25

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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0

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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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 Iffy for 13+ Keaton and Moore can't save bland, cliched romcom.
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