BECAUSE I SAID SO
Controlling Mother and Out-Of-Control Promiscuity
Starring: Diane Keaton, Mandy Moore,
Gabriel Macht, Tom Everett
Scott, Lauren Graham, Piper
Perabo, and Stephen Collins
Audience: Older teenagers and adults
Runtime: 102 Minutes
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Director: Michael Lehmann
Executive Producer: Michael Flynn, Scott Niemeyer
and Norm Waitt
Producer: Paul Brooks and Jessie Nelson
Writer: Karen Leigh Hopkins and Jessie
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(A division of General Electric)
Ron Meyer, President/COO
Marc Shmuger, Chairman
David Linde, Co-Chairman
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Universal City, CA 91608-1085
Phone: (818) 777-1000
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Daphne’s older daughters, Maggie (Lauren Graham) & Mae (Piper Perabo), have both settled down with the right men. However, Milly still does not seem able to find somebody who is not sane, single or straight. So Daphne, who is often told by her daughters that she is hovering a little too closely in their personal lives, decides to find the right man for her daughter by posting a personal ad on a dating website. She then proceeds to hold interviews with each of the prospective suitors so that she can play matchmaker for Milly, and all without Milly’s knowledge!
Then, two men come calling; one of who is the suave and debonair architect Jason (Tom Everett Scott), which Daphne thinks is perfect for her daughter. The other, which Daphne is not so fond of, is Johnny (Gabriel Macht), a salt-of-the-earth musician. As misunderstandings and comedy ensue, Milly must navigate her way through the two relationships in order to find the man of her dreams, while re-defining her adult relationship with her overbearing mother.
BECAUSE I SAID SO is a slice-of-life romantic comedy. It boasts a terrific cast with well-thought, three-dimensional characters as well as good directing and some genuine, laugh-out-loud comedy. However, the movie is rather formulaic and predictable in its plotting. Thus, within the first few minutes of the story, most viewers will know exactly how it will end.
The movie also contains much too much sexual content! From overly graphic descriptions and discussions of sexual situations to implied and depicted fornication, BECAUSE I SAID SO illustrates all too clearly how “love” in our culture has been re-defined by sex. The movie's strong Romantic worldview with its emphasis on our culture’s sexual definition of “love,” as well as the promiscuity and illicit relationships, are excessive, and MOVIEGUIDE® advises media-wise people to avoid it and spend their time in more worthy pursuits.
BECAUSE I SAID SO is a slice-of-life romantic comedy. It boasts a terrific cast with well-thought, three-dimensional characters as well as good directing and laugh-out-loud comedy. However, the movie is rather formulaic and predictable in its plotting. The movie also contains much too much sexual content! This immoral content includes overly graphic descriptions and discussions of sexual situations to implied and depicted fornication.