View Full Version : Because I Said So(2007)

04-20-2009, 11:22 PM

This is a romantic comedy that could only be more predictable if you had seen it before. For humour, they use a lot of clumsy spills and exaggerated overreactions that havent been funny for me since I stopped having recess. The male characters are giant neon signs announcing everything about them so that you could predict the film from across the street. There are a couple amusing scenes with Keatons character chatting candidly with her daughters about everything from lingerie, to female orgasms, to cut vs uncut (yes those), but its not amusing enough to make the rest of this film worth enduring.

Diane Keaton is Daphne, a single mother with three grown daughters who becomes concerned over her youngest, Milly (Mandy Moore). Milly seems unable to find a good man and Daphnes implausible answer is to find a man for her and engineer their meeting. The plan seems foolproof (Yeah, right) until Milly meets another man on her own, who turns out to be one that mom has already rejected, while Mom has her own handsome successful choice for her duaghter. My Goodness! How zany! How will it all end?

Keaton, an experienced and talented actress, completely blows this role with an exaggerated over-the-top, slapstick performance, but Katherine Hepburn and Meryl Streep combined couldnt save this lame-ass script. Hmmm, now whom should I recommend this one to? I think that jerk that cut me off in traffic would love it and its perfect for my neighbor who leaves his barking dog out all day. They should both rent it.

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