First of all, let me just say that I LOVE Diane Keaton. She's been beautiful and amazing since forever and continues to be even more beautiful and amazing the older she gets. I recently realized that that's her in Annie Hall with Woody Allen, which I only saw part of a few months ago, but have since added it to my Netflix. I actually became a fan when I saw her in Something's Gotta Give. She was so youthful and funny in that movie. She was also a amazing in The Family Stone (beautiful family Christmas movie to watch any time of year), I checked out her IMDb bio and realized I'd seen a lot of her work in the past. Now that I am a bona-fide fan, I have more re-watching and catching up to do. Anyway, she was as awesome in Because I Said So as always.
She portrays a really neurotic and annoying mother, who meddles WAY too much in her youngest daughter's life, but you can't help but love her. Her three grown daughters played by Mandy Moore (LOVE her), Lauren Graham (Lorelai from Gilmore Girls--I also love that show), and Piper Perabo (Violet from Coyote Ugly--which I also am not ashamed to say I loved). The chemistry between them is great. They seem like a real family. Score for the casting folks...casters?
Other things I loved about this film:
- The Wardrobes (specifically Mandy Moore's & Diane Keaton's, but generally everybody's). Were awesome.
- Mandy Moore's character's career--slightly covetable.
- The Homes. Everybody's. Were awesome.
- The Men. All of them--even the little boy--were truly edible eye candy.
Most surprising thing about the film:
The Boyish Humor...specifically involving the family dog and Internet porn...definitely not moments I expected to see in such a presumably girly movie. It was really funny though. Uncomfortable at times, but very funny.