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Three relationships. Three disasters. One last chance. See more »
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A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ryan Reynolds ... Will Hayes

An Nguyen ... Ad Exec
Matthew Mason ... Headphone Guy
Rick Derby ... Visitor from Planet Ordon (as Ricky Jay Derby)

Sakina Jaffrey ... School Mom

Bob Wiltfong ... School Dad
Ryder Chasin ... Boy with Book
Fiona Lane ... Angry Girl

Dana Eskelson ... Angry Girl's Mom
Blake Benitez ... School Kid

Paulina Gerzon ... School Kid

Victoria Goldsmith ... School Kid
Ashtyn Greenstein ... School Kid
Ashley Grenier ... School Kid

Dylan Hartigan ... School Kid
Paul Mott ... School Kid
Alexander Pickett ... School Kid
Marquis Rodriguez ... School Kid

Ryann Shane ... School Kid
Anabel Sosa ... School Kid
Geraldine Bartlett ... School Parent

James Biberi ... School Parent
Mercedes Herrero ... School Parent
Sarah Hudnut ... School Parent

Abigail Breslin ... Maya Hayes
Xaiex Arriaga ... Luis the Doorman

Elizabeth Banks ... Emily

Keith Patterson ... Madison Party Friend

Daniel Eric Gold ... Charlie

Adam Ferrara ... Gareth

Derek Luke ... Russell T. McCormack

Liane Balaban ... Kelly

Annie Parisse ... Anne

Nestor Serrano ... Arthur Robredo

Kevin Corrigan ... Simon

Jaime Tirelli ... Rafael

Isla Fisher ... April

Kevin Kline ... Hampton Roth

Rachel Weisz ... Summer Hartley

Melisa McGregor ... Bartender

Gerard Bianco Jr. ... High School Volunteer (as Gerard Bianco)
Melissa Rocco ... High School Volunteer
Stephen Richardson ... Pollster
Josh Caras ... 1994 Intern (as Joshua Caras)

Orlagh Cassidy ... Nurse

Max Pomeranc ... Robredo Campaign Worker

Robert Klein ... Himself
Matt Flanders ... Ring Salesman
Caryn Osofsky ... Café Gitane Night Waitress

Emily Wickersham ... 1998 Intern

Adam Brooks ... Bookstore Owner
Kerri Kwinter ... Bookstore Owner

Alexie Gilmore ... Olivia

Marc Bonan ... Kevin
Amy Safrankiova ... Café Gitane Day Waitress
Dale Leigh ... Bill Clinton
Lauren Courtney Norman ... Cocktail Server (as Lauren Norman)

Leif Riddell ... Cab Driver
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tom Brokaw ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Bill Chemerka ... Campaign worker (uncredited)

Geeta Citygirl Chopra ... Nanny (uncredited)
Casey Cipriani ... Rally Attendee (uncredited)

Bill Clinton ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Chevy Lamont Cofield ... Mirage Coach (uncredited)

Alex Emanuel ... Clinton Campaign Worker (uncredited)

Meissa Hampton ... Student (uncredited)

Hristo Hristov ... Orderly (uncredited)

Jaime Lee Kirchner ... Samantha (uncredited)

Dawn Ressy ... Political Supporter (uncredited)

Sibyl Santiago ... Campaign Team (uncredited)

Steven Weisz ... Campaign Worker (uncredited)

Directed by
Adam Brooks 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Adam Brooks (written by)

Produced by
Tim Bevan .... producer
Liza Chasin .... executive producer
Bobby Cohen .... executive producer
Eric Fellner .... producer
Kerry Orent .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Clint Mansell 
 
Cinematography by
Florian Ballhaus (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Teschner (edited by)
 
Casting by
Ali Farrell 
Laura Rosenthal 
 
Production Design by
Stephanie Carroll 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Rogness 
 
Set Decoration by
Ellen Christiansen 
 
Costume Design by
Gary Jones 
 
Makeup Department
Chris Bingham .... makeup department head
Francesca Buccellato .... key makeup artist
Anna Krommydas .... assistant hair
Mandy Lyons .... hair stylist: Rachel Weisz
Nuria Sitja .... makeup artist: Rachel Weisz
Kerrie Smith .... hair department head
 
Production Management
Christopher Goode .... unit production manager
Samara Levenstein .... post-production supervisor
Igor Srubshchik .... production supervisor
Michelle Wright .... executive in charge of production: Working Title
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Timothy Bird .... first assistant director
Joan G. Bostwick .... second assistant director
Christopher Goode .... second unit director
Matthew Mason .... second second assistant director
Matthew Mason .... second assistant director: reshoots (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Jill Alexander .... property master
JoAnn Atwood .... on-set dresser (as Joann Atwood)
Stuart Auld .... camera scenic (as Stuart E. Auld)
Joan Brockschmidt .... set dresser
Patrick Campbell .... storyboard artist
Michael Curry Jr. .... construction foreman (as Mike Curry Jr.)
Michael Cycan .... carpenter
Emily Damico .... assets representative
Steven T. Duke .... set dresser (as Steven Duke)
Karin Fong .... designer: Imaginary Forces
Eric Green .... art department production assistant
Roman Greller .... second dresser
Michael Herlihy .... construction coordinator
Teddy Janicki .... scenic shopman
Deborah Jensen .... assistant art director (as Deborah L. Jensen)
Janet Kalas .... charge scenic
Tyler Kim .... second assistant prop master (as Tyler H. Kim)
Diane J. Laurienzo .... scenic artist (as Diane Laurienzo)
Jess Levy .... set decorator assistant (as Jessica Levy)
Lou Lotto .... construction production assistant
Greg Mazzola .... construction grip foreman
Bruce McNally .... scenic artist (as Bruce Mcnally)
Hudson Meredith .... set decorator assistant
Vanessa Merrill .... art department co-ordinator
Timothy Metzger .... leadman
Jennifer Alex Nickason .... assistant set decorator
Nick Paley .... art department researcher (as Nicholas W. Paley)
Rebecca Perrenod .... scenic artist
Gerarda Pizzarello .... camera scenic
Patrick Sarni .... art department production assistant
Francesco Sciarrone .... scenic foreman
Joe Taglairino .... set dresser (as Joe Tag)
Bryan Tonkin .... key construction grip
Rachael Weinzimer .... assistant prop master
Abariss Culjak .... props assistant (uncredited)
Phil Devonshire .... shop electric (uncredited)
Danielle Giovanniello .... props (uncredited)
Joshua Higgason .... set dresser (uncredited)
Laurel Kolsby .... additional graphic designer: props (uncredited)
Mark Pollard .... graphic artist (uncredited)
JoAnn Vara .... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael Barosky .... production sound mixer
David Boulton .... adr mixer
Brian Bowles .... adr supervisor
Brian Bowles .... dialogue supervisor
Krissopher Chevannes .... adr recordist (as Kris Chevannes)
Ryan Collison .... foley mixer
Brian Gallagher .... adr recordist
Matthew Haasch .... foley editor (as Matt Haasch)
Gregg Harris .... second boom operator
Robert Hein .... re-recording mixer
Robert Hein .... supervising sound editor
Bobby Johanson .... adr mixer
Andy Kris .... background editor
Glenfield Payne .... sound effects editor
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Kira Smith .... boom operator
Michael Steinfeld .... foley editor
Dominick Tavella .... re-recording mixer
David Wahnon .... co-ordinating sound editor
Shayna Brown .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Rhys Maitland-Jones .... sound mix technician (uncredited)
Andrew Morgado .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Philip Rogers .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Mark Sheffield .... sound mix technician (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John Ottesen .... special effects co-ordinator (as John M. Ottesen)
Ron Ottesen .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Randall Balsmeyer .... visual effects supervisor: Big Film Design (as Randy Balsmeyer)
J. John Corbett .... lead compositing artist: Big Film Design
Joseph DiValerio .... 3d modeling: Big Film Design (as Joe Divalerio)
David Piombino .... compositing: Big Film Design
Adrienne Winterhalter .... visual effects producer: Big Film Design
Michael P. Whipple .... digital intermediate engineer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Leif Riddell .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Abbatecola .... best boy grip (as Joe Abbatecola)
David Baney .... lamp operator
Kelly Britt .... lamp operator
Glen Carter .... grip
Ralph G. Crowley .... best boy electric (as Ralph Crowley)
Andy Day .... gaffer (as Andrew Day)
James Domorski .... 24 frame playback
Anna Ferrarie .... central loader
Jamie Gallagher .... genny operator
Christopher F. Graneto .... grip
Charlie Grubbs .... key rigging gaffer (as Charles Grubbs)
James Heerdegen .... grip
Chris Hensel .... grip (as Christopher L. Hensel)
Michael Hunold .... lamp operator
Denny Kortze .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Thomas Lappin .... camera operator: "a" camera
Thomas Lappin .... director of photography: second unit (as Tom Lappin)
Michael A. Leo .... best boy rigging electric
Chris Lombardozzi .... lamp operator
Charlie Marroquin .... key grip
Ed Nessen .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Heather Norton .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Heather Macdonald Norton)
Sean O'Brien .... grip
Peter Ramos .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Peter T. Ramos)
Jacob Schurman .... camera production assistant
Andrew D. Schwartz .... stills photographer (as Andrew Schwartz)
Francis Spieldenner .... steadicam operator
Susan Starr .... camera operator: "b" camera
Andrew Sweeney .... dolly grip
T. Ray Treece .... video assist (as T Ray Treece)
Craig Vaccaro .... key rigging grip
Micael Albrecht .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Cesar Baptista .... grip (uncredited)
Vincent Camuto .... additional video assist operator: second unit (uncredited)
Jonathan A. Davidson .... grip (uncredited)
Chris Drechsler .... lighting technician (uncredited)
John Gatland .... grip (uncredited)
Shawn Greene .... electrician (uncredited)
Andrew Greve .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Craig Paul Harris .... electrician (uncredited)
William MacGhee .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Paul Niccolls .... grip (uncredited)
Andrew Priestley .... assistant camera (uncredited)
David J. Thompson .... steadicam operator (uncredited)
John Woods .... rigging electric (uncredited)
J. Dan Wright .... electrician (uncredited)
Zenfeek .... additional electrician (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Annabel Coleman .... animator: Imaginary Forces
Jeremy Cox .... animator: Imaginary Forces
 
Casting Department
Rori Bergman .... casting assistant
Jennifer Dubin .... casting assistant
Sylvia Fay .... extras casting: Sylvia Fay Casting (uncredited)
Lee Genick .... extras casting (uncredited)
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting: David Kramer's Loop Group (uncredited)
Terry L. Lamfers .... casting administrator (uncredited)
Ali Merhi .... casting associate (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pam Aaron .... set costumer (as Pamela Aaron)
Caroline Duncan .... assistant costume designer
Kate Edwards .... wardrobe supervisor
Fionnuala M. Lynch .... wardrobe supervisor
Natalia Parsons .... costumer co-ordinator
Marcia Patten .... set costumer
Amy J. Smith .... set costumer
Steve Theiss .... costume production assistant
Stephanie Biear .... seamstress (uncredited)
Danielle Cadorette .... tailor (uncredited)
Shawnique Hill .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Debbie Lucas .... seamstress (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Dana Bloder .... digital intermediate producer
Don Ciana .... lab timer
Rick Derby .... first assistant editor
Joe Gawler .... digital colorist
Charles Herzfeld .... post facility supervisor
Peter Johnson .... editor: Imaginary Forces
Barbara Jean Kearney .... executive producer digital intermediate (as Barbara Jean Kearny)
Jesse Morrow .... on-line editor
Kara Singrossi .... apprentice editor
Adam M. Weber .... editorial production assistant
Caleb Woods .... editor: Imaginary Forces
Brian Boyd .... colorist (uncredited)
Russ Senzatimore .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Nancy Allen .... supervising music editor
Nick Angel .... music supervisor
Chris Barrett .... digital recordist
Carlos M. Cano .... assistant music editor (as Carlos Cano)
Geoff Foster .... score mixer: Air Lindhurst, London
Geoff Foster .... score recordist: Air Lindhurst, London
Bruce Fowler .... orchestrator
Isobel Griffiths .... music contractor
Charles Lane .... music consultant: Right Music Ltd
Kirsten Lane .... music consultant: Right Music Ltd
Frank Macchia .... music preparation
Clint Mansell .... conductor
Clint Mansell .... orchestrator
Clint Mansell .... score producer
Kathy Nelson .... executive in charge of music: Universal Pictures
Justin Skomarovsky .... music arranger
Booker White .... music preparation
Nigel Wiesehan .... technical assistant
Vicki Williams .... music co-ordinator: Working Title
Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli .... music preparation (uncredited)
Rick Giovinazzo .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Jill Streater .... music prep and librarian (uncredited)
Bruce White .... viola (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Ricky Andrews .... driver (as Rickey B. Andrews)
Johnny Batista .... driver
Travis Bourne .... driver (as Travis P. Bourne)
John Coleman .... driver (as John P. Coleman)
Robert D. Dean .... driver
Bill Derocher .... driver
Mark Anthony Destin .... driver
Peter DiDomenico .... driver (as Peter Didomenico)
Tim Fennel .... driver (as Timothy E. Fennel)
Tom Flaherty .... driver
Ralph Graham .... driver (as Ralph Gorham)
Joseph W. Jackson .... driver
Robert Johnson .... driver (as Robert L. Johnson)
Chris Kupiec .... driver
Frank Mayr .... driver
Victor Meich Jr. .... driver (as Victor A. Meich Jr.)
Fred Momole .... driver
Thomas Morris .... driver (as Thomas W. Morris)
Vic Nowak .... driver
Tom Piluso .... driver
Rich Sumberac .... driver
José Tejada .... parking coordinator (as Jose Tejada)
Paul Thompson .... driver
Louis Volpe .... transportation captain (as Sonny Volpe)
Ralph Volpe .... transportation co-captain
Brian Walters .... driver
Gilbert Young .... driver
 
Other crew
Christina Angeloudes .... legal and business affairs executive: Working Title
Kate Bailey .... assistant production co-ordinator: Working Title
Kathleen Beall .... location scout
Thomas Bianco .... production accountant
Theo Brooks .... production assistant
Jana Camacho .... on set production assistant
Chris Camuto .... second assistant accountant
Robert Cavalluzzo .... assistant location manager
Joshua Chaplinsky .... production secretary
Eddy Collyns .... location manager
Jason Cottle .... on set production assistant
Jennifer Crammer .... production co-ordinator
Meredith Crowley .... location scout
Jodi Domanic-Riccio .... script supervisor
Chloe Dorigan .... assistant: Tim Bevan, Working Title (as Chloé Dorigan)
Sally Douglass .... payroll
Timothy Easthill .... finance controller: Working Title (as Tim Easthill)
Kate Fasulo .... assistant: Liza Chasin, Working Title
Matt Flanders .... location assistant
Karla Gadecki .... clearance & playback co-ordinator (as Karla Nappi)
Chris Gibson .... on set production assistant
Gina Giordano .... assistant chef: Premiere Caterers
Niko Godfrey .... on set production assistant
Jessalyn Haefele .... production assistant
Evan Hayes .... development executive: Working Title
Michael E. Hernandez .... chef: Premiere Caterers (as Michael Hernandez)
Sally May Homer .... on set production assistant
Sean Ilnseher .... location scout
Aliza James .... assistant: Eric Fellner, Working Title
Julie Kuehndorf .... unit publicist
Taia Kwinter .... production assistant
Kelly Lawrence .... accounting clerk
Ann Lynch .... production executive: Working Title
Lia Mayer-Sommer .... assistant: Bobby Cohen
Anthony McClendon .... location scout (as Cole Mcclendon)
Gráinne Mckenna .... vice president of legal and business affairs: Working Title
Jasmine Mohamed .... assistant: Ryan Reynolds
Jose Morales .... craft service
Angela Morrison .... chief operating officer: Working Title
Patricia Mary Murphy .... legal counsel
Sarabeth Nelson .... stand-in
Keith Patterson .... stand-in
Max Pomeranc .... on set production assistant
Beth Powder .... clearance coordinator
John Reeves .... craft service
Hunter Schlesinger .... production assistant
Sheeraz Shah .... head of legal and business affairs: Working Title
Brendan Shera .... on set production assistant
Cara Shine .... executive co-ordinator: Working Title
Loren Sklar .... on set production assistant
Graham Smith .... location scout
Hilary Smith .... key assistant location manager
Jessica Solce .... assistant: Rachel Weisz
Michelle Stella .... clearance assistant
Rachael Tartell .... locations co-ordinator
Jesse Thompkins III .... assistant: Adam Brooks
Ben Thompson .... craft service
Noah Thomson .... craft service
Amy R. Trachtman .... assistant production co-ordinator (as Amy Trachtman)
Matt Traulsen .... on set production assistant (as Matthew Traulson)
Lucy Wainwright .... legal and business affairs: Working Title
Rebecca White .... first assistant accountant (as Rebecca W. Clew)
Frank Wilkinson .... political consultant
Shane Williams .... location scout
Adam Carroll .... location assistant (uncredited)
Rebecca Conroy .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jeremy Cox .... title designer (uncredited)
Sky Dietrich .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mike Doto .... production manager: titles (uncredited)
Dann Fink .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Jennifer Zolten Freed .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Karla Gadecki .... assistant: Kerry Orent (uncredited)
Susan Hegarty .... dialect coach: Rachel Weisz (uncredited)
Sean Ilnseher .... location manager: re-shoots (uncredited)
Katie Kramer .... production assistant (uncredited)
Warner Loughlin .... acting coach (uncredited)
Pamela Martin .... stand-in (uncredited)
Liz Modena .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Sean Oliver .... adr voice (uncredited)
Cynthia Onrubia .... choreographer (uncredited)
Cesar Quinones .... location scout (uncredited)
Jennifer Rapp .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Allison Robin .... product placement coordinator (uncredited)
Howard Samuelsohn .... dialect coach (uncredited)
Harry Sando Jr. .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Adam Schweig .... production assistant (uncredited)
Keyri Soto .... production assistant (uncredited)
Lygia Day Szelwach .... on-set teacher (uncredited)
Bill Timoney .... adr voice group (uncredited)
Sarah Wang .... production assistant (uncredited)
Nathan Warren .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sarah Jane Wright .... production executive (uncredited)
Wendy L. York .... additional script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jonathan Barkat .... special thanks
Daniel Brooks .... special thanks: Parker
Gianfranco Ferré .... special thanks (as Gianfranco Ferre)
A.A. Gill .... special thanks
Leopoldo Gout .... special thanks
Bill Kane .... special thanks
Kerri Kwinter .... special thanks
Fred Leighton .... special thanks
Rolf Lorenz .... special thanks
Larissa Macfarquhar .... special thanks
Steve McCurry .... special thanks
Tim Rakoczy .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Also Known As:
"Love Diaries" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sexual content, including some frank dialogue, language and smoking
Runtime:
UK:112 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Australia:M (DVD release) | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-3 | Germany:o.Al. | Iceland:L | Iceland:12 (DVD rating) | Ireland:15A | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:AL | New Zealand:M | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:NC-16 (re-rating) | South Korea:15 | Sweden:Btl | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #43597)

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Trivia:
Director Cameo: [Adam Brooks]The used bookstore owner.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: When William first visits April in her apartment during the Bill Clinton 1992 New York primary campaign, April plays "In Spite Of Me" by Morphine (followed by Nirvana's "Come As You Are"). "In Spite Of Me" wasn't released until Morphine's September 1993 album Cure For Pain.See more »
Quotes:
April:So Emily is what, like your college sweetheart?
Will Hayes:It's amazing how you do that.
April:What?
Will Hayes:The way you take the simplest statement and then you twist it with a completely negative connotation. It's really, actually, impressive.
April:[laughing] I didn't mean to do that. I actually think it's very sweet.
Will Hayes:See, you did it again!
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75 out of 99 people found the following review useful.
A Nutshell Review: Definitely, Maybe, 13 April 2008
Author: DICK STEEL from Singapore

One guy and the four loves of his life. Writer-director Adam Brooks paints a very romantic tale that I could have seen some personal relation to, and reinforces the notion that perhaps timing is everything. You may have met the most perfect person whom you believe to be able to forge a relationship with, but circumstances sometimes will decide otherwise, and when it happens, it's way beyond one's control.

Abigail Breslin burst onto the scene with Little Miss Sunshine, and hasn't been looking back since. Given Dakota Fanning's been past her age for such roles (yeah, they disappear come adolescent and may return once they enter young adulthood), Breslin's now having the world fawn over her performances (next up, Nim's Island), and here she has great chemistry with Ryan Reynolds, even if Reynolds might look a little too young to be playing her dad.

But Definitely, Maybe's not all about Breslin as it serves more of a romantic comedy with Ryan Reynolds taking on the lead man-boy role as the father who has to satisfy the curiosity of his daughter Maya (Breslin), who's given a headstart in life thanks to a rather candidly explicit sexual education lesson. In wanting to find out if she's an accident because of her parent's impending divorce, she gets her dad to recount his love life history in a romance- mystery, changing names in order for her to guess who her mom is.

And so begins a tale which harks back to college days where most of us have their perennial sweetheart, and from there we follow Will Hayes (Reynolds) as he goes to New York to work on the Democrat ticket for Bill Clinton's election. Then on he meets the other 2 lovers April (Isla Fisher), the photocopy girl who bickers and banters with him in office, and Summer (Rachel Weisz), who's into much older men.

It's probably easy for me to connect with the messy love life of Will's as he flits into and out of favour and love with all three women at one point in time or another, what with his long distance relationship not working out with Emily (Elizabeth Banks), having sharing instant connection with April but they're always seeing different partners and being unavailable, and with Summer, it boiled down to professional differences having to take its toil on the relationship, because one's not willing to sacrifice for the other. I thought these were really real issues that would creep in and how well it works out, will again depend on timing and circumstances.

But the mystery portion turned out to be somewhat a letdown as it was abruptly solved, perhaps knowing that the game is up and there's nothing else interesting to hold it down together. That doesn't detract the movie from moving on to the more important last act though, which I found to be immensely moving, well, again based on personal reflection on what could be. The other moment that stood out (I told you this was quite personal) was that bit on the brushing of the hair. I remembered quite clearly I was on the receiving end of something like that too, which took me by pleasant surprise when it happened. It's easy too with Will, as his taking a hiatus from the dating scene to focus on his professional life, resembled my mindset at some stage too.

Anyway, what also made the movie stand out, was its setting in and weaving through the 90s tracing Bill Clinton's rise and fall, a period where I and some of you, grew up in, what with all the pop culture of the time referenced, as well as the music. The soundtrack's peppered with songs that defined the era (Nirvana, anyone?) and having Massive Attack on it, is always a massive boost for me since they're one of my favourite trip-hop bands. A Clint Mansell score on top of it all, makes this movie musically a breeze to sit through.

Definitely, maybe a winner? But of course! It's definitely highly recommended, and goes into my books as a contender for movie of the year since I enjoyed so many moments of it, cheesy goosebumps and all. Oh, and I would surely welcome and get for myself those wireless earphones.

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