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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:

£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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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In the Directors commentary, director Adam Brooks stated that Robert De Niro stayed in the building behind the rooftop where April and Will were practicing proposing. See more »

Goofs

The cell phone number that Emily gives Will at Summer's party has a 212 area code. At that time, the 212 area code was for NYC land lines only. See more »

Quotes

April: Come on let's dance.
Will Hayes: No
April: Why?
Will Hayes: Ok
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References K-9 (1989) See more »

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The Life of Riley
(1992)
Written by Ian Broudie
Performed by The Lightning Seeds
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd
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Good movie.
23 April 2008 | by godzillandgSee all my reviews

I heard about this movie almost a year before it came out. I'm a big Ryan Reynolds fan. I wondered if the movie would ever come out and then I heard it was going to be released on V-day. "YES!" I thought "finally". Then the girl I went to see the movie with was five minutes late so that meant that I missed the set up to the movie. But the movie was utterly enjoyable just the same.

I like the idea of mysterious romantic comedy. Where we don't quite know who the mother is. But it is pretty clear who he wants to be with. And you know that's enough. The story was well crafted, the players were phenomenal, and the experience unforgettable. I really enjoyed this movie because, well, it's the guys point of view. All "chick flicks" are from the woman's point of view, it degrades the man in most cases except for "the one" that the girl is meant to be with but he does something to tick her off so therefore all men are scum. In this, yes we address the issue of men are scum, but we move into the unfamiliar territory of men and their emotions. We don't want women to know that we have a side like that but it is there just the same.

Oh! Whoops! I loved the interplay between Ryan and his on-screen daughter. Where he would go off into something that he should be changing and then realizes it is much to late to go back, so he does what any normal parent would do. He lies. He lies his butt off to dig himself out of the hole he is burying himself in.

The end of the movie is good to... but I won't go into that here. See the movie when you can. I think you'll enjoy it.


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