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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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Taglines:

Three relationships. Three disasters. One last chance. 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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Country:

UK | France | Germany | USA

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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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Rachel Weisz was originally set to play the part of Emily. See more »

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Everything we see of the events that happened in the early 1990s (his first contacts with Emily, April, and Summer) is Will's recollection of how things happened. Since Will is retelling the tales of events that happened many years previously, how the events played out and any anachronisms (e.g. what people were wearing) is subject to the fallibilities of human memory. See more »

Quotes

Hampton Roth: It's killing me that you're going out with the kid.
Summer Hartley: Really? It's not the booze or the cigarettes or the sophomores?
Hampton Roth: That has nothing to do with this.
Summer Hartley: Nothing to do with it.
Hampton Roth: Listen, I want you to know I've donated my organs to medical science except for one, which is for you.
Summer Hartley: Sweetie, that's so kind.
[looks down towards the torso]
Hampton Roth: No, no, not that.
[points to his chest]
Hampton Roth: My heart, stupid.
[...]
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Connections

References Some Like It Hot (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't Goin' to Goa
(1996)
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
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Perfect casting is what makes this movie wonderful
1 July 2008 | by Dragoneyed363See all my reviews

I was completely astonished the first time I saw the movie, Definitely, Maybe. It truly was, as my summary suggests, absolutely wonderful, and that has mostly to do with the performances by the casts' dedication, though the plot and execution of the entire film was remarkable, as well, and the whole atmosphere and the way the movie folds out is incredible.

It was so touching and completely entertaining from beginning to end, while being humorous and overall fun at the same time. The acting was great, as I have said, and the script was great, because of everyone who worked on the films' professionalism and believability. They did a perfect job on this movie, and I thought they couldn't have done better with what they had to work with.

There was some material I found a bit iffy, and at one point I felt as if I was losing interest, just a little, but this movie is so uplifting that I couldn't manage to look away, and it kept being miraculously beautiful and enchanting that I couldn't help but be so interested. It deserves any positivity it receives, and I hope that many more people will watch it, because it is an excellent movie, that needs to be spread around for it's wonderfulness. Go see it if you haven't!


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