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Definitely, Maybe (2008)

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

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Storyline

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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love | college | divorce | girl | wisconsin | See more »

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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$11,472,255 (USA) (15 February 2008)

Gross:

$31,973,840 (USA) (4 April 2008)
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Many of the bar scenes were filmed in the upper west-side bar Jake's Dilemma, 81st and Amsterdam. See more »

Goofs

During the scene where Will and April are smoking outside the store we see that Will's cigarette has a white filter. Will bought Morley Reds, which is a fictional brand used in movies. The pack has the appearance of Marlboro Reds, which have always had brown filters, leading some people to think his cigarette was a goof. See more »

Quotes

April: Pack of American Eagles, blue, please.
Simon: 4.25.
Will Hayes: 4.25? You pay four dollars and twenty-five cents for a pack of cigarettes?
April: They don't put as many chemicals in them.
Will Hayes: So those are healthy cigarettes.
April: Something like that.
Will Hayes: So, if there's not as many chemicals in them they should cost less, not more, don't you think?
April: They put saltpeter in your cigarettes, which make them burn faster, which make you smoke more. Which means, at the end of the day, your cigarettes actually cost more, not less.
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References Young Frankenstein (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Come As You Are
(1992)
Written by Kurt Cobain
Performed by Nirvana
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Definitely Watchable
28 February 2008 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

When I first saw the trailer for Definitely, Maybe, it looked like an alright film that was probably just your average Valentine's Day love fest movie. But I got to see it for free, if the price is right, why not? So I watched it and actually I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. Ryan Renolds, I love the guy in comedies, I haven't seen him in drama, so I was a little skeptical, but after seeing Definitely, Maybe, he pulled in a good performance that surprised me. The only thing I have to say I was a little disappointed in was Abigail Breslin, her performance in Little Miss Sunshine was wonderful and heart warming, Definitely, Maybe didn't bring in her best performance, who knows? It could've been the script or director, but she pulls a decent enough performance to where the movie works and puts a different twist on the average romantic comedy.

Will Hayes has it all, a great paying job, a beautiful daughter, Maya, and a nice home, but unfortunately he is getting divorced. Maya comes over and wonders how he and her mom met. Will keeps saying no, but after tons of begging, he finally decides to go ahead and tell her. But he puts a little twist, since he went through a few women before her mom came along, he tells her the whole story, but through three women, Maya has to solve the love story mystery and find out who her mother is.

Definitely, Maybe was different than the average romantic comedy and that's what I liked about it, it seemed also like it was just more real and not what women should have expectations about. It goes through the serious up's and down's of a relationship, the on and off's as well. The cast did a good job of pulling the film together and making the film very decent. I would recommend Definitely, Maybe, it's worth the watch and was a pleasant movie to see.

7/10


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