Because I Said So

Posted by james on July 24, 2007

(post.rating: 1)

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WTH? It looked like a sappy and slightly annoying mother and daughter coming-of-age flick. It turned out to be unadulterated therapy-room crap. The problem isn't that this is a chick flick. I can handle those, and some are quite good. But this isn't a movie, it's more of a collage of strange scenes folding into a badly layered movie that views like someone sitting nearby telling you how horrifying their mother is, and how they don't do anything to fix the problem. Why should I pay to see this? I'm sure I can get this for free just about anywhere, just talking to friends.

Diane Keaton excels at being really annoying. Mandy Moore excels at being vague and almost likable, but too weak to really empathize with. The director (I can't even be bothered to look up their name) excels at creating a film with the consistency of a music video, just a collage of suggestive but incohesive random clips that suggest but never form anything larger. What plot surfaces is just confusing. I understand what's going on on-screen. I just don't understand why I was expected to care.

Why spend any more time thinking or typing about this movie?