Because I Said So
Because I Said So (2007)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 2, 2007
DVD Release Date: May 8, 2007
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Critic Score: 4% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Overly reliant on caricatures and lacking any human insight, Because I Said So is an unfunny, cliche-ridden mess.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I hated this movie. I think it's the worst performance of Diane Keaton's career.

Tom Charity

Recycling every cliche in the rom-com handbook, it's clear from the very first that Lehmann has sacrificed his characters on the altar of sappy endings. What a waste -- for everybody.

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Nell Minow

This movie manages to be offensive and yet dull and predictable, as phony as a Kate Spade sidewalk knock-off bag and as unoriginal as the ready-for VH1 soundtrack.

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Mark Holcomb
Time Out

Everyone here is a caricature, and the gaps are papered over with hyperactive shtick. I haven't seen so many cakes dropped or smashed since I Love Lucy.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

As almost everyone knows by now, the early part of the year has become a dumping ground for dreadful movies. Still, Because I Said So constitutes unusually toxic waste.

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Joshua Starnes

Because I Said So seems like it's supposed to be a paean of sorts to motherhood and the enduring love that entails, a love so strong that it inevitably drives its possessor somewhat batty. But what it is, is muddled crap.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

If you don't expect too much of it, you may find yourself pleasantly -- all right, soothingly -- surprised by it.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

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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Fernando F. Croce

Like steel pins poking through the eyes

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
Not funny. Not romantic. Just sappy and superficial. Not worth watching.
Jennifer Xu
I was so, so surprised to find that a) this was not directed by Nancy Meyers, and b) it was directed by the same guy who directed The Truth About Cats and Dogs.… More
Nicki Marie
This is just a really nice chick flick about 3 sisters, (Lauren Graham, Mandy Moore and Piper Perabo). They have a slightly controlling mother, Daphne, (Diane… More
Spencer S.
Just plain boring. Diane Keaton, though lovably neurotic throughout the seventies and eighties, has become a bit of a typecast in roles better suited for lesser… More
Bethany Murphy
I really liked this film. Diane Keaton is always the best type of actress to play a mother as she's extremely funny. Both of the guys were good to look at… More
Arash Xak
Just a few bearable moments otherwise a ridiculous & predictable movie, And Keaton & Moore are really annoying, why? Because I Said So