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Because I Said So

Official movie poster.
Directed by Michael Lehmann
Produced by Paul Brooks
Jessie Nelson
Written by Karen Leigh Hopkins
Jessie Nelson
Starring Diane Keaton
Mandy Moore
Gabriel Macht
Tom Everett Scott
Lauren Graham
Colin Ferguson
Piper Perabo
Stephen Collins
Music by David Kitay
Cinematography Julio Macat
Editing by Paul Seydor
Troy Takaki
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) February 2, 2007
Running time 102 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Because I Said So is a 2007 romantic comedy film directed by Michael Lehmann and starring Diane Keaton, Mandy Moore, Lauren Graham, Piper Perabo and Stephen Collins. This film is rated PG-13 for sexual content including dialog, some mature thematic material and partial nudity. It was released on February 2, 2007.



The movie focuses on Daphne (Diane Keaton), the loving but over-bearing mother of three girls. Her daughters Maggie (Lauren Graham) and Mae (Piper Perabo) are happily married but Milly (Mandy Moore) has recently broken up with her boyfriend, and Daphne is concerned.

Daphne fears that her daughter cannot find a good man on her own so she secretly places a personal ad for her daughter. She finds a potential candidate, Jason (Tom Everett Scott), and tries to orchestrate a chance meeting of the two. The plan seems flawless until Milly finds her own date, guitarist Johnny (Gabriel Macht), who happens to be a candidate Daphne rejected before. Over the course of her scheming and planning to find the perfect match, Daphne stumbles upon her own perfect match after being alone for many years.



The film has a marketing tie-in allowing customers to buy panties with different sayings from the movie.[1]


Box office

In its first weekend of release, the film placed second in total box office receipts. For the weekend of February 2, 2007, the film earned $13,022,000. As of April 5, 2007, its domestic gross was $42,674,040.[2] According to Box Office Guru, "men showed practically zero interest in the Universal release. Studio research showed that a whopping 82% of the audience was female. 55% of the turnout was 35 or older. 83% was Caucasian."[3] Opening during Super Bowl weekend may have contributed to the lack of male interest.

Critical reception

The film received overwhelmingly negative reviews, scoring 5% on (the "Cream of the Crop" gave it a 8% rating), where it eventually earned the "Moldy Tomato Award" — awarded to the worst-reviewed film of the year.[4] [5] William Booth of the Washington Post rated it the worst movie of 2007.[6]


  1. ^ "Because I Said So". Custom Panties. Retrieved 2008-02-14.  
  2. ^ "Because I Said So (2007)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2008-02-14.  
  3. ^ "Weekend Box Office (February 2-4, 2007)". Box Office Guru. Retrieved 2008-02-14.  
  4. ^ "Because I Said So (2007)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2008-02-14.  
  5. ^ "9th Annual Golden Tomato Awards". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2008-02-14.  
  6. ^ Booth, William (2007-12-29). "Rated PU, Unfit for Any Audience". Washington Post. Retrieved 2008-02-14. "Diane Keaton will always be beloved for "Annie Hall"... [but] her mom-rom-com "Because I Said So" is the worst movie of the year."  

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