Wednesday, February 14, 2007

BECAUSE I SAID SO - arguably racist, definitely piss-poor

The makers of BECAUSE I SAID SO should go and sit in a corner and think very carefully about what they have done. It beggars belief that this woefully under-written, uninspired romantic-comedy was directed by the man who gave us the acerbic cult classic, HEATHERS. But then again, it is co-written by the woman who foisted I AM SAM onto an uncaring world. Diane Keaton embarasses herself in a farce unworthy of her undoubted comedic talents and whether or not Mandy Moore has true acting chops, she is wasted here. The plot, such as it is, involves a creepily intrusive mother setting up her daughter with some racially profiled dates.

All I can say is, thank god
MUSIC AND LYRICS is also out this week: it gives those of us who have faith in the romantic-comedy genre something to cling on to.

BECAUSE I SAID SO is on release in the US, Italy and the UK. It opens in Argentina on March 8th, in Brazil on March 23rd, in Iceland and Turkey on April 13th, in Finland on April 20th and in Belgium on August 8th.

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