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Definitely, Maybe (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  14 February 2008 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Matthew Mason ...
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Rick Derby ...
Visitor from Planet Ordon (as Ricky Jay Derby)
School Dad
Ryder Chasin ...
Boy with Book
Fiona Lane ...
Angry Girl
Angry Girl's Mom
Blake Benitez ...
School Kid
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Ashtyn Greenstein ...
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Ashley Grenier ...
School Kid
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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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college | sex | wisconsin | girl | divorce | See All (174) »


Three relationships. Three disasters. One last chance. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

14 February 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Opening Weekend:

£698,041 (UK) (8 February 2008)


$31,973,840 (USA) (4 April 2008)

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Rachel Weisz was originally set to play the part of Emily. See more »


When Will and Summer are called to the hospital, a nurse tells them that Hampton has suffered an "aortal rupture." In medical terminology, all terms relating to the aorta are "aortic". There is no such word as aortal. Notwithstanding this, an aortic rupture is a life threatening condition. Anyone who has this would either be dead or in the Intensive Care Unit heavily sedated, not conversing easily like Hampton was. At the very least, he should have had a blood transfusion bag hanging over his bed. See more »


[wanting her dad to tell her the story of how he and her mother met]
Maya Hayes: Tell me how it happened. And the real story, not the "Oh, we met, we fell in love, and we decided to take all that love and make a family, and that's how we made you."
Will Hayes: You know something? I'm going to tell you the real, true story of how me and your mother met.
Maya Hayes: When I'm old enough.
Will Hayes: Yep.
Maya Hayes: Look, I know love isn't a fairy tale.
Will Hayes: Really?
Maya Hayes: Really.
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References Parenthood (1989) See more »


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Written by Christine McVie
Performed by Fleetwood Mac
Courtesy of Warner Music (UK) Ltd
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Definitely a must see movie
9 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie today and I loved it. I was the only teenage guy in the theatre also. The movie had a great message to it about always being happy. The little girl in this movie was also great she brought a lot to this movie, with out her this would not have been a good movie. The acting was good and the direction was especially good as well. I saw this with my dad today and it brought tears to his eyes. So this movie was also a tear jerker. For someone that loves romantic comedy movies I think would love this movie. It was a little slow moving but I kind of expected it to be. After it got near the end of the movie though it really got you thinking and wishing for him to end up with the girl he was meant to be with. It kind of also took little twists which were good as well. Ryan Reynolds did a terrific job in this movie playing a father who is going through a divorce. Then his daughter tries to help him find his true love. This movie was everything I hoped for so I think that you should definitely take someone to see this movie and have a great time.

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