February 2, 2007
Rated PG-13 for sexual content including dialogue, some mature thematic material and partial nudity
Powerhouse actresses Diane Keaton, Mandy Moore, Lauren Graham and Piper Perabo serve up the laughs when they join wickedly funny director Michael Lehmann (The Truth About Cats & Dogs, 40 Days and 40 Nights, Heathers) in his new film about cutting the apron strings, Because I Said So.
Keaton stars as Daphne Wilder, a mother whose love knows no bounds or boundaries. She is the proud mom of three daughters: stable psychologist Maggie (Graham), sexy...
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On the whole I am a big fan of Diane Keaton. She is one of the best actresses still working today, grouped amongst Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore and a few others. Her many Woody Allen leading lady stints showed her dramatic and comedic prowess. More recent films such as The Family Stone
have shown their dependence on Keaton to save them from failure or at least mediocrity. With that said, Diane Keaton annoyed the hell out of me in Because I Said So
. Starring alongside Mandy Moore, "Gilmore Girl's" Lauren Graham and the gorgeous Piper Perabo (who unfortunately gets denied serious screen time), Keaton's overbearing mother character at times makes your ears bleed with her high pitched whining.
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