PG13 102min 2007
Academy award- winning actress Diane Keaton with Mandy Moore, Lauren Graham, and Piper Perabo in this heartwarming comedy about mothers, daughters and cutting the apron strings. When it comes to her three free-spirited daughters, Daphne (Keaton) is just your normal over-protective, overbearing, over-the-top mother. Worried that her youngest daughter, Millie (Moore), will end up alone, Daphne meddles in her daughter’s love life until she ends up doing all the wrong things for all the right reasons…and in the name of motherly love. – from the back cover
“Because I Said So” is a chick flick that mothers and daughters should watch together. It’s a film totally about there interaction between one another. When I watched it I felt like a man invading on ‘Women’s World’ and it was a little uncomfortable. It did not fit with my natural rhythms I have with most movies.
Based on the reaction of my mother and sister they both liked it and appraised ti from its representation of mother and daughter’s relationship with one another. So this is not a date chick film, men who are reading this. “Because I Said So” is a film that would be screened at Lillith Fest if it still took place. But you probable will score point for watching it with her.
The ensemble cast is what makes this film work. The women felt like they were a family and they worked with in the specific roles. The men in the film came in and just like planets around the women’s sun rotated and hovered around waiting to be called up. It worked for the film for the story they were telling.
There is a making of featurette highlight the “Wilder” world. There is an pregnancy ad from iVillage. The final special feature is a music video “World Spins Madly On” by the Weepies. The movie previews are for “Breach”, “Knocked Up” and “Curious George”.
I give it 3/5.