Watch: Because I Said So 2007 123movies, Full Movie Online – Approaching age sixty, Daphne Wilder divorced when she was young, has not dated since, and has raised on her own and has fostered a close, loving relationship with her three daughters, Maggie, Mae and Milly, she now assisting Milly in her successful catering business. Daphne was mother of the bride for a first time at Maggie’s wedding, and a second time at Mae’s wedding, but she fears there won’t be a third and final time for a Milly wedding in insecure Milly attracting only who seem to be the wrong men. Not wanting Milly to turn into another “alone” version of herself at age sixty, Daphne, without telling any of her daughters let alone Milly, decides to take matters into her own hands by placing a personal ad for a potential mate for Milly. Scheduling all seventeen interviews in succession at a restaurant, Daphne finds the ad has attracted one “loser” after another, until she reaches number seventeen, Jason, an architect who is handsome and seems smart, well-bred, successful and forward thinking about his life. The two arrange for Jason to meet Milly by “accident”. What Daphne does not anticipate is that there ends up being a number eighteen, Johnny, who witnessed the interviews from the sidelines as the guitarist performing at the restaurant, and while Johnny did approach Daphne in his interest in meeting Milly from what he heard of the interviews, she immediately dismissed him solely because he is a musician and thus irresponsible by nature, much like her ex-husband. In their accidental meetings, Milly embarks on a relationship with both Jason and Johnny concurrently, and upon learning about Johnny in the picture, Daphne starts pushing Jason as the favored one to Milly. Beyond Milly, Jason and Johnny’s own thoughts about their two relationships, the two men who know nothing about the other being in Milly’s life, a question becomes how Milly eventually learning about the ad, an inevitability, will factor into what happens, not only about Milly’s love life but her relationship with her mother. In helping Milly with her love life and only fostered by watching old Gary Cooper movies, Daphne may dredge up latent feelings of romance of her own, it which she may find in the most unlikely of places..
Plot: In an effort to prevent family history from repeating itself, meddlesome mom Daphne Wilder attempts to set up her youngest daughter, Milly, with Mr. Right. Meanwhile, her other daughters try to keep their mom’s good intentions under control.
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A Bad Case of Static Cling
Greetings again from the darkness. It is now official. Diane Keaton has reached the parody of herself stage. She has become a caricature of her character. The loopy, over-the-top 60 yr old female who screams stereotype with each line. It was evident in “Something’s Gotta Give” that she had made the turn, but “Because I Said So” time warps her into the level of folly … similar to Leslie Nielsen (of “Naked Gun” fame) who once was also a respected actor. The difference being, Nielsen is at least funny, Keaton is purely grating and obnoxious. And enough with the turtle necks and ridiculous wardrobe. No one dresses like that … especially in L.A.
Of course, there is more to this movie than Diane Keaton … wait, no there really isn’t. The only semblance of a bright spot is the glimpse of potential flashed by Mandy Moore. She really has screen charisma and no longer just looks like a big kid. She has 3 films over the next 18 months, so we will see just how she is progressing. Other than that, all we get is “Gilmore Girls” Lauren Graham as the wisest of Keaton’s three daughters and Piper Perabo as one of the most nondescript characters of all time. I guess she was cast because she looked decent in underwear for the massage scene.
As for the poor guys in this one … no not us schmucks who actually paid to watch, I am talking about the actors. Tom Everett Scott is totally miscast as a workaholic architect. Gabriel Macht (“A Love Song for Bobby Long”) has little to do but flash his smile and twinkle his eyes. And Stephen Collins is evidently the new Tom Skerritt. You know, the cute older guy in all the chick flicks??? The director of this horrid mess is Michael Lehmann, who in the past has delivered such gems as “Hudson Hawk”, “Airheads” and the torturous “40 Days and 40 Nights”. When will Hollywood stop giving this guy money to make this worthless fluff? I am sure this weak, no-content film will make money … simply because real life mothers and daughters will think they should go see it and laugh that someone’s relationship is worse than theirs. I say, SAVE YOUR MONEY and rent “Terms of Endearment”, which may be the best movie ever about a mother and daughter’s struggles to show their love for each other. Just stay away from this one!
Entertaining romantic comedy, nothing special
At a pre-screening and Q&A with Director Michael Lehmann and writer Karen Leigh Hopkins hosted by critic Leonard Maltin, the soon to be released film opened with mixed reactions before the 365 member audience of USC film students. The narrative gets off to a slow start with on opening sequence that fails to arouse much interest or laughter. Only until a joke is shared between Millie (Moore) and her mother (Keaton) about a man’s uncircumcised entity does the audience begin laughing. This is fairly representative of the movie’s humor. It is consistently funny, but only through cheap and superficial jokes and scenarios. At times it even verges on slapstick. However, credit must be given to both Moore and Keaton who put out stellar performances. Moore proves her ability to be an actress following initial debut in Saved and will hopefully be able to move past her image as teenie-bopper musician. Keaton convincingly portrays an over the top single mother who cannot keep her nose out of her daughters’ business. The film will have wide appeal for female audiences as it is about the mother-daughter relationship. But men will also find humor throughout and should not be discouraged to accompany their wives and girlfriends. (Note: Guys, this is a good chance to compromise on seeing a romantic comedy that will not bore or disgust.) The film sticks to genre conventions but the comedy aspect of the film veers from typical. The set design and editing are both noteworthy. The film will provide a fun evening for couples, old and young, at the theater and home.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 42 min (102 min), 1 hr 42 min (102 min) (USA)
Genre Comedy, Romance
Director Michael Lehmann
Writer Karen Leigh Hopkins, Jessie Nelson
Actors Diane Keaton, Mandy Moore, Gabriel Macht
Country United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory DeLuxe (color), Pacific Title and Art Studio (digital intermediate) (digital imaging)
Film Length 2,773 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format), Spherical (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm