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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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Adam Brooks

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Adam Brooks
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Reynolds ... Will Hayes
An Nguyen An Nguyen ... Ad Exec
Matthew Mason Matthew Mason ... Headphone Guy
Rick Derby Rick Derby ... Visitor from Planet Ordon (as Ricky Jay Derby)
Sakina Jaffrey ... School Mom
Bob Wiltfong ... School Dad
Ryder Chasin Ryder Chasin ... Boy with Book
Fiona Lane Fiona Lane ... Angry Girl
Dana Eskelson ... Angry Girl's Mom
Blake Benitez Blake Benitez ... School Kid
Paulina Gerzon ... School Kid
Victoria Goldsmith Victoria Goldsmith ... School Kid
Ashtyn Greenstein Ashtyn Greenstein ... School Kid
Ashley Grenier Ashley Grenier ... School Kid
Dylan Hartigan ... School Kid
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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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For Will Hayes, a second look at the past will give him a second chance at the future. See more »

Genres:

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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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Definitely, Maybe See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,764,270, 17 February 2008

Gross USA:

$32,241,649

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,990,299
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Ryan Reynolds' character Will has aspirations of becoming the future President of the United States. For Reynolds himself, however, this cannot be (by law) since he is not American let alone a natural-born citizen of the United States. He is Canadian. As it stands to reason, Will is a natural-born American, though. Perhaps all of the characters are. 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 »

Quotes

April: I don't know and I don't know how to know, you know?
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References Young Frankenstein (1974) See more »

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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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A better example of the genre
15 June 2011 | by clevelanderSee all my reviews

If you were looking for an evening in (or out) watching a romcom (and don't we all feel that that sometimes), choose this one above some of the more well known and popular examples. It's well-crafted and tries hard to avoid many of the well-known clichés. Plenty of twist and turns: sentimentality, yes, but not laid on with a table-knife rather than a trowel. Admittedly not quite Harry met Sally or Annie Hall, as, though competently acted, the characters are still romcom cyphers. But marvel at the script-writers' solid achievement of entertainment and engagement. Competent production values keep it rolling along to the last second, without padding. If it had just added those witty little touches of human observation that characterise a great movie it might have made it into my "8" rating, reserved for films that have something outstanding.


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