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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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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 »

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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:

$55,447,968
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Ryan Reynolds's character shares a given name with 42nd POTUS William Jefferson Clinton and a family name with 19th POTUS Rutherford Birchard Hayes. See more »

Goofs

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

Charlie: I can't believe you're letting him go. I mean, don't you know about New York girls? Besides being incredibly hot, they have no problem with casual sex, which by the way I totally respect.
Emily: What if Charlie's right?
Will Hayes: Charlie's never right. He's functionally retarded.
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References K-9 (1989) See more »

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In Spite of Me
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Written by Mark Sandman
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Definitely Watchable
28 February 2008 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

When I first saw the trailer for Definitely, Maybe, it looked like an alright film that was probably just your average Valentine's Day love fest movie. But I got to see it for free, if the price is right, why not? So I watched it and actually I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. Ryan Renolds, I love the guy in comedies, I haven't seen him in drama, so I was a little skeptical, but after seeing Definitely, Maybe, he pulled in a good performance that surprised me. The only thing I have to say I was a little disappointed in was Abigail Breslin, her performance in Little Miss Sunshine was wonderful and heart warming, Definitely, Maybe didn't bring in her best performance, who knows? It could've been the script or director, but she pulls a decent enough performance to where the movie works and puts a different twist on the average romantic comedy.

Will Hayes has it all, a great paying job, a beautiful daughter, Maya, and a nice home, but unfortunately he is getting divorced. Maya comes over and wonders how he and her mom met. Will keeps saying no, but after tons of begging, he finally decides to go ahead and tell her. But he puts a little twist, since he went through a few women before her mom came along, he tells her the whole story, but through three women, Maya has to solve the love story mystery and find out who her mother is.

Definitely, Maybe was different than the average romantic comedy and that's what I liked about it, it seemed also like it was just more real and not what women should have expectations about. It goes through the serious up's and down's of a relationship, the on and off's as well. The cast did a good job of pulling the film together and making the film very decent. I would recommend Definitely, Maybe, it's worth the watch and was a pleasant movie to see.

7/10


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