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Diane Keaton stars as a unconditionally loving, but meddling, mother whose vain attempt to prevent her insecure youngest daughter from repeating the same mistakes that she made leads to a series of comic misunderstandings in director Michael Lehmann's affectionate family comedy. When it comes to the topic of motherhood, Daphne Wilder (Keaton) has seen it all. Her eldest daughter, Maggie (Lauren Graham), is a highly respected psychologist and her middle daughter, Mae (Piper Perabo), is both sexy and smart, but youngest Milly (Mandy Moore) just can't seem to get things right no matter how hard she tries. Recognizing that the romantic exploits of her charming-but-struggling youngest always seem to end in tears, concerned mother Daphne vows to find Millie the perfect man. Though she always means well, Daphne's misguided attempt to set her daughter up by placing a carefully worded personal ad proves once and for all that even the most well-intending of mothers can sometimes overstep their boundaries. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:February 2, 2007


Diane Keaton
as Daphne Wilder
Mandy Moore
as Milly Wilder
Gabriel Macht
as Johnny
Tom Everett Scott
as Jason
Lauren Graham
as Maggie Wilder
Piper Perabo
as Mae Wilder
Stephen Collins
as Joe
Ty Panitz
as Lionel
Matt Champagne
as Eli
Zachary Gordon
as Little Arthur
Colin Ferguson
as Derek
Tony Hale
as Stuart
Sophina Brown
as Matisse, Milly's Staff 1
Karen Leigh Hopkins
as Charlie, Milly's Staff 2
Emily Maisano
as Milly's Staff 3
Gerald Downey
as Cousin Dougy's Friend
Ingrid Sanai Buron
as Singing Bride
Satya Lee
as Daphne's Masseuse
Alexis Rhee
as Maggie's Masseuse
Tuan Shu Lan
as Milly's Masseuse
Steve Little
as Bad Teeth Guy
John Ross Bowie
as Cute Food Spewing Guy
Parvesh Cheena
as Foreign Guy
Doug Budin
as Sneezer
William Belli
as Transsexual
Mary Pat Gleason
as Iris
Judi Barton
as Jason's Mother
Rudolph Willrich
as Jason's Father
David Purdham
as Uncle Philip
P.J. Byrne
as Photographer
Edith Jefferson
as Female Senior
Holly Westen
as Catering Staff
Nate Petre
as Bleached Teeth Guy
Allison Caetano
as Roller Blader
Chris Monberg
as Roller Blader


Michael Lehmann
Paul Brooks
Jessie Nelson
Jessie Nelson
Karen Leigh Hopkins
Julio Macat
Dana Sano
Musical Direction/Supervision
Paul Seydor
Troy T. Takaki
Sharon Seymour
Production Designer
Christopher Tandon
Art Director
Wendy Rhoads
Jonathan Shore
Associate Producer
Karen Leigh Hopkins
Associate Producer
Scott Niemeyer
Executive Producer
Norm Waitt
Executive Producer
Natalie Richards
Set Designer
Maggie Martin
Set Decorator
Shay Cunliffe
Costume Designer
Douglas Axtell
Sound/Sound Designer
Mike Topoozian
First Assistant Director
Joe Valentine
Camera Operator
Don Muirhead
Camera Operator
Eyde Belasco
Maureen Farley
Properties Master
Don Muirhead
Steadicam Operator
Michelle Vittone-McNeil
Key Make-up
Christa Vausbinder
Production Supervisor
Matt Kutcher
Visual Effects Supervisor
Curtis Laseter
Construction Coordinator
Aisla Webster
Post Production Coordinator
Robert Krattiger
Grant Geissman
Musical Performer
Sholto Roeg
Additional Cinematography
Bob Brown
Stunts Coordinator
Michael McCue
Second Assistant Director
Julie Hewett
Department Head Makeup
David Kitay
Mary Sunshine
Production Accountant
Joel Derouin
Musical Performer
Johnny E. Jensen
Additional Cinematography
Amanda Friedland
Additional Cinematography
Polly Luke
Additional Cinematography
Michael Flynn
Unit Production Manager