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Definitely, Maybe (2008)

A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter.

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Fiona Lane ...
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Angry Girl's Mom
Blake Benitez ...
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Victoria Goldsmith ...
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Ashtyn Greenstein ...
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Romantic comedy: Will Hayes, a 30-something Manhattan dad is in the midst of a divorce when his 10 year old daughter, Maya, starts to question him about his life before marriage. Maya wants to know absolutely everything about how her parents met and fell in love. Will's story begins in 1992, as a young, starry-eyed aspiring politician who moves to New York from Wisconsin in order to work on the Clinton campaign. For Maya, Will relives his past as a idealistic young man learning the ins and outs of big city politics, and recounts the history of his romantic relationships with three very different women. On the campaign, Will's best buddy is Russell McCormack. They not only have similar political aspirations, they share the same type of girl problems, too. Will hopelessly attempts a "PG" version of his story for his daughter ad changes the names so Maya has to guess who he finally married. Is her mother Will's college sweetheart, the dependable girl next-door Emily? Is she his longtime ... Written by Orange

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For Will Hayes, a second look at the past will give him a second chance at the future. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, including some frank dialogue, language and smoking | See all certifications »

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14 February 2008 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend:

£698,041 (UK) (8 February 2008)

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$31,973,840 (USA) (4 April 2008)
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Adam Brooks: The used bookstore owner. See more »

Goofs

When Will runs up the stairs in the New Yorker Hotel we see he is staying on the 7th floor. Emily enters the lift bank on the right hand side of the lobby; those lifts go straight to the 20th floor and above. She could not have reached the 7th floor before him using those lifts. See more »

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Will Hayes: That's Hampton Roth! He's an incredible writer! His book on the McGovern campaign is...
Summer Hartley: Yeah.
Will Hayes: And you...
Summer Hartley: Yeah. We do. Look, have you ever actually had sex with a sexagenarian?
Will Hayes: I haven't.
Summer Hartley: Well then, you shouldn't really judge.
Will Hayes: Well, actually, I'm not judging. Look at you. You're beautiful, you're sophisticated, you're a very talented writer.
Summer Hartley: Thank you.
Will Hayes: I mean, to please a woman like you it wouldn't obviously take a...
Summer Hartley: Real man.
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References Young Frankenstein (1974) See more »

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Even After All
(1997)
Written by Finley Quaye
Performed by Finley Quaye
Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK) Limited
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Good movie.
23 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I heard about this movie almost a year before it came out. I'm a big Ryan Reynolds fan. I wondered if the movie would ever come out and then I heard it was going to be released on V-day. "YES!" I thought "finally". Then the girl I went to see the movie with was five minutes late so that meant that I missed the set up to the movie. But the movie was utterly enjoyable just the same.

I like the idea of mysterious romantic comedy. Where we don't quite know who the mother is. But it is pretty clear who he wants to be with. And you know that's enough. The story was well crafted, the players were phenomenal, and the experience unforgettable. I really enjoyed this movie because, well, it's the guys point of view. All "chick flicks" are from the woman's point of view, it degrades the man in most cases except for "the one" that the girl is meant to be with but he does something to tick her off so therefore all men are scum. In this, yes we address the issue of men are scum, but we move into the unfamiliar territory of men and their emotions. We don't want women to know that we have a side like that but it is there just the same.

Oh! Whoops! I loved the interplay between Ryan and his on-screen daughter. Where he would go off into something that he should be changing and then realizes it is much to late to go back, so he does what any normal parent would do. He lies. He lies his butt off to dig himself out of the hole he is burying himself in.

The end of the movie is good to... but I won't go into that here. See the movie when you can. I think you'll enjoy it.


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