Because I Said So parents guide

Because I Said So

Overall C-

Daphne (Diane Keaton) is a meddling mother determined to manage the love lives of her three daughters. But a battle of wills breaks out as she tries to play matchmaker for her youngest, Milly (Mandy Moore). Full of family feuds, sexual banter and passionate encounters with various men, there's a good chance many parents will suggest their children skip this movie-- because they said so.

Release date February 1, 2007

Violence A-
Sexual Content C-
Profanity B-
Substance Use B

Why is Because I Said So rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Because I Said So PG-13 for sexual content including dialogue, some mature thematic material and partial nudity

Run Time: 102 minutes

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Because I Said So
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Because I Said So rated PG-13? Because I Said So is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sexual content including dialogue, some mature thematic material and partial nudity

Sexual topics are frequently and frankly discussed using anatomical terms as the female characters in this film compare their experiences. Other sexual issues include a woman who is shocked when she accidentally bumps into a pornographic Internet web site, but later decides to look at it again. A dog is also sexually stimulated by what it sees on the screen. In other scenes we see couples engaged in sexual activity with no nudity. A young boy makes a frank sexual remark about female anatomy whenever he meets a woman. In a locker-room and a department store change room, women are seen from the front and rear wearing various types of underwear. Profanities are minimal with only a couple of mild expletives, however a general term of deity is used obsessively by one character throughout the film. Wine is consumed with dinner and as a method for relieving stress.

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Because I Said So
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Sexual Content.
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated Sexual Content. Mature Theme.
Ontario PG Mature Theme.
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

Because I Said So is directed by and stars Diane Keaton, Mandy Moore.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Because I Said So movie is May 7, 2007. Here are some details…

DVD Release Date: 8 May 2007

The dysfunctional mother-daughter relationship tale, Because I Said So, comes to DVD in either wide or full screen presentations. Bonus baggage includes a making-of featurette, a behind-the -scenes look at Designing a "Wilder" World, and the music video World Spins Madly On by the Weepies. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1) and French, with subtitles in English and Spanish.

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In Her Shoes is another film about the sometimes-difficult relationships between mothers and daughters (although it contains some content concerns). The supportive role mothers can play in their daughter’s life is beautifully illustrated in the Hallmark film Follow the Stars Home.