Movie Details


Daphne Wilder is a mother whose love knows no bounds or boundaries. As a single parent, she has raised three fantastic girls - klutzy, adorable Milly, stable psychologist Maggie and sexy and irreverent Mae - to become the kind of women any mom would die to have. The only problem is they`re about to strangle her. In order to prevent her youngest, Milly, from making the same romantic mistakes she did, Daphne decides to set her up with the perfect man.

Language: English
Subtitle: NA
Classification: NC16
Release Date: 29 Mar 2007
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Running Time: 1 Hour 42 Minutes
Cast: Mandy Moore
Format: NA


Writer: Cammy Zulkifli

Writer Ratings:
Effects: NA

Watch this if you liked: "Meet The Fockers"

Amidst the influx of horror flicks hitting the cinemas this year, "Because I Said So" is a welcomed breath of fresh air. It's been a while since we've seen a proper family comedy that's both idiot-proof and entertaining at the same time. For once, I was pleasantly surprised.

Classy Diane Keaton plays outrageous Daphne Wilder - an over-protective and over-bearing mother of three gorgeous daughters (played by Mandy Moore, Piper Perabo and Lauren Graham). Keaton is an on-screen darling, especially when she plays a mother, as her charm and personality are easy on the eyes.

Keaton's character, Daphne, is lovable and is down-to-earth but at the same time is dangerously fragile when it comes to her daughters. When Daphne's youngest, Milly (Mandy Moore), breaks up with her boyfriend, Daphne decides to take matters into her own hands - by setting Milly up with a man of her choice from an online dating site. However, setting Milly up with the right man didn't turn out to be so easy. Bumping into an 'adult' dating site wasn't part of her plan but it was such a hilarious moment when she tries to cover it up later.

The entire cast compliments the film extremely well. No one looked disconnected or disoriented, and the story line flows smoothly with bouts of funny moments in between. I say, if this film was a type of food, it would be a highly sinful dessert complete with a cherry on top. To the men, it was perhaps even more indulgent with the 'underwear' scene slipped in the midst. Infuse a little bit of tasteful sexuality into the concoction and you get a level-headed film that's enjoyable.

If you disregard Mandy Moore's teeny-bopping days as a pop singer, she comes across as a naive but full-fledged woman in this movie. You almost feel connected to her character and compared to her 'Mickey Mouse Club' counterparts, she probably has the better and more progressive acting skills.

Bottom line is, the movie is sexy without being trashy. Both girls and guys would enjoy this. In fact, I highly recommend you take your mother to see it and it's a great date movie as well. Somehow, you walk out of the cinema feeling a huge load has been taken off you and birds are chirping in your head.

Cinema Online, 23 September 2008
Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only
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