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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
An Nguyen ...
Ad Exec
Matthew Mason ...
Headphone Guy
Rick Derby ...
Visitor from Planet Ordon (as Ricky Jay Derby)
School Mom
School Dad
Ryder Chasin ...
Boy with Book
Fiona Lane ...
Angry Girl
Angry Girl's Mom
Blake Benitez ...
School Kid
School Kid
Victoria Goldsmith ...
School Kid
Ashtyn Greenstein ...
School Kid
Ashley Grenier ...
School Kid
School Kid


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


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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:

Definitely, Maybe  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£698,041 (United Kingdom), 10 February 2008, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,472,255, 17 February 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,973,840, 6 April 2008
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2.35 : 1
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At the beginning of the movie, Will is telling his daughter a story from back in the early 1990's. Even though the movie was released in 2008, (7 years after 9/11/2001), when Will looks out the plane window laying into New York, the Twin Towers are still visible in the background skyline. They were either digitally added, or they used archived video. This is an attention to detail by the director/producer/editor, etc. See more »


When Rachel Weisz tries to sober up Ryan Reynolds in 1991 (he's working on the first Bill Clinton campaign), she gives him a modern style bottled water - which was not available in 1991. See more »


April: Oooh? What are you gonna say?
Will Hayes: I'm still working on it I don't know
April: OH! You should work it on with me you should practice with me; I'm really good at that.
[Walks over to the railing]
April: I'll be Emily.
April: I'm Emily your college sweetheart is there something you wanted to ask me?
Will Hayes: Emily...
April: Wait! You gotta get down on your knee
Will Hayes: No I'm not getting down on my knee
April: [Walks towards Will] She'll like it; she'll like seeing you down on your knee...
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Written by Rev D. Wayne Love (as Jake Black), Sir Eddie Real (as Simon Edwards), Mountain of Love (as Piers Marsh), and Larry Love (as Rob Spragg)
Performed by Alabama 3 (as A3)
Courtesy of Elemental Records & Geffen Records
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A nice romantic movie for the nostalgic viewer
20 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

As usual with romantic comedies, don't believe much of the negative critique you read about this movie. The move is very entertaining, very romantic, and will play on your nostalgic side if you have one. If you're a 20 something that has been in and out of some significant relationships, this will hit close to home, in a positive way. I wouldn't suggest this movie for a first date because it's not quite light-hearted and happy enough. Watch this one on a second or third date OR watch it with someone you've known for a while who you are about to reveal your feelings to. I promise you - it'll set you up nicely...

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