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

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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Many of the bar scenes were filmed in the upper west-side bar Jake's Dilemma, 81st and Amsterdam. See more »

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When Will starts calling people to reserve seats, the camera starts going around Will and for a few seconds, you can see a grip off to the far right (visible in wide-screen only). See more »

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April: I don't know and I don't know how to know, you know?
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References Parenthood (1989) See more »

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I've Got a Crush on You
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Rachel Weisz
Orchestrated and Produced by Peter Nashel
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Maybe the 'Best romantic comedy since Annie Hall'
10 July 2010 | by napierslogsSee all my reviews

"Definitely, Maybe" was marketed with the line "Best romantic comedy since Annie Hall." At first I was appalled because it must be a lie, and how dare they put it in the same sentence as Woody Allen. But as I struggled to find many examples of what could be the best, I relented my negativities towards this film.

It is just your standard romantic comedy but with a few differences to set it apart. Instead of just one, we have three main relationship stories being told. And they set it all to the rise and fall of Bill Clinton's presidency. A fitting and very refreshing political addition.

Ryan Reynolds, as handsome and funny as ever, tells us and his 11 year-old daughter about his three past relationships. They spend way too long building up these relationships because the course they take is pretty obvious from the get-go, but at least he ends up with the right girl.

I view "Definitely, Maybe" as just a collection of some very funny scenes. As Reynolds picks up his daughter after school and she tells him about the sex ed class they just had, it's impossible not to laugh at the confused and crude Abigail Breslin. It may be wrong to have kids saying some of the things they did, but it's hilarious.

The filmmakers seem to view it as more ground-breaking than it really is, but "Definitely, Maybe" is still good and funny and maybe (only maybe) the best romantic comedy since "Annie Hall"(1977).


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Release Date:

14 February 2008 (USA) See more »

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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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