‘Because I Said So’ proves mom’s right

By Jillian Smith
February 22, 2007

Universal Pictures

Looking for a pleasant mother-daughter weekend afternoon activity after a long week of work and classes? Go to the movies and see “Because I Said So,” starring Diane Keaton and Mandy Moore.

These powerhouse actresses, along with Lauren Graham and Piper Perabo, deliver laughs, smiles and tender moments through out the whole movie, from beginning until the end.

On the edge of her 60 birthday, Daphne Wilder (Keaton) decides that her youngest daughter Milly (Moore) needs to settle down and marry a nice, trustworthy man like her two older daughters, Maggie (Graham) and Mae (Perabo), instead of the scrubs that she has been dating.

In order to prevent Milly from making the wrong choices that she did in the past, Daphne decides to put out a long-winded, over-the-top online personal ad for her daughter. She then proceeds to interview the potential boyfriends in order to find the perfect man for her youngest daughter. Just as she thinks all hope is lost, Jason (Tom Everett Scott), a well-educated, rich architect, answers the personal ad and the two begin to scheme on how to set-up a first meeting.

In the meantime, Milly has found another man, Johnny (Gabriel Macht), a guitarist and a single father, to take her attention away from her overprotective mother and her recent heartbreak.

After the first date with Jason, Milly realizes that she has two great men and continues to date both of them, getting herself caught in a clich

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