Definitely, Maybe (2008)



Critic Consensus: With a clever script and charismatic leads, Definitely, Maybe is a refreshing entry into the romantic comedy genre.

Movie Info

A political consultant in the midst of a bitter divorce attempts to delicately divulge the truth about his past relationships to his curious young daughter, who simply won't stop asking questions until she's satisfied with all the answers. Ten-year-old Maya (Abigail Breslin) is heartbroken to see her parents splitting up, but she's determined to find out precisely how it was that mom and dad came together in the first place. When Maya starts questioning her father Will (Ryan Reynolds) about his … More

Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content, including some frank dialogue, language and smoking)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Adam Brooks
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 24, 2008
Box Office: $32.0M
Universal Pictures - Official Site


as Will Hayes

as Summer Hartley

as Russell T. McCormack

as Maya Hayes

as Hampton Roth

as Gareth

as Arthur Robredo

as Bill Clinton

as Ad Exec

as School Mom

as Bartender

as 1994 Intern

as Roberdo Campaign Wai...

as Himself

as 1998 Intern

as Bookstore Owner
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Critic Reviews for Definitely, Maybe

All Critics (146) | Top Critics (39)

More satisfying than your cookie-cutter romantic comedy but far less overwrought than a full-blown period romance, it finds a satisfying and cuddly middle ground.

Full Review… | October 9, 2009

This is straight-up young people whining about their relationships.

Full Review… | September 8, 2009

It's sweet natured and brightly played.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008

While clearly aimed at women, many men could find it as entertainingly endurable as did I.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008

The movie has heart and humor; the two most important traits for any romantic comedy.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Three Movie Buffs

The writing is clever, the acting is good, and this is pretty much as good a chick flick as you're going to get.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Definitely, Maybe

Ryan Reynolds and Abigal Breslin shine in this beautiful movie that in the end had me in tears. Isla Fisher as April is also wonderful in this. Just a great movie.

John Manard

Super Reviewer

I hate the way Ryan Reynolds talks to his daughter Abigail Breslin in this film. People who talk to their kids like this are hateful and that's pretty much how I feel about all the characters Ryan Reynolds plays. Most of the characters are likable, particularly Kevin Kline's but Ryan Reynolds is so vacuous that I felt myself hoping that the film would have an unhappy ending for him. It's fairly horrible and is best avoided.

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

One of the best Rom-com's in recent years. Not full of laughs throughout, it does have it's more serious and dramatic parts along the way. It does have a great cast with Renolds, the 3 female leads and a good performance by Abigail Breslin as Reynolds daughter. A good story largely told in retrospective segments as a father tells his daughter of his 3 main loves in his life, to see if she can work out which one was her mother. A class above most Rom-coms, with aspects similar to The Notebook and Serendipity!

Dean King

Super Reviewer

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