So, in the best tradition of the Meddling Motion Picture Mother (MMPM), she decides to take matters into her own hands.
She runs an Internet classified ad seeking a "life mate" for her daughter then screens the candidates.
Fortunately, Because I Said So satisfies these criteria.
So, despite being rooted firmly in "chick flick" territory (with a high "cuteness" index), it has the capacity to please to viewers of both genders who appreciate the genre.
The movie starts with a premise that's in Santa Claus territory.
Mandy Moore plays Milly, a beautiful, desirable young woman who also happens to be a fantastic cook but who can't find Mr. Like Santa Claus, this person exists only in fantasy since there is no way someone as smart and alluring as Milly is going to be starved for meaningful companionship.
C.— Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren, award-winning actresses Alfre Woodard and Sharon Stone, actors Treat Williams, Stephen Mc Kinley Henderson, Lucas Jade Zumann, George Takei, Jovan Adepo and more join Emmy Award-winner and hostess Margo Martindale at AARP The Magazine’s 16 Awards. We are happy to honor the talented filmmakers and actors who bring these films to life,” AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins said.
Event proceeds benefit AARP Foundation, which helps struggling people 50-plus in Los Angeles and around the country transform their lives through programs, services and legal assistance. “AARP’s Movies for Grownups recognizes outstanding films that have a unique appeal to audiences with a grownup state of mind.AARP The Magazine was founded in 1958 and is published bimonthly in print and continually online. Twitter: twitter.com/AARP AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging.With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment.Because I Said So is a made-to-order romantic comedy of the type "B" variety (that's the one where the heroine is torn between the socially and financially "ideal" guy and the one who really makes her happy).As I have previously written, a formulaic approach is not always a bad thing in a romantic comedy provided the screenplay shows moderate intelligence, the characters are appealing, and there's chemistry between the leads.Jason is the better catch but Milly can be more herself around Johnny.