Definitely, Maybe

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

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Will Hayes (Ryan Reynolds), a thirtysomething Manhattanite, is in the middle of divorce proceedings when his young daughter (Abigail Breslin) asks him about his life before marriage, including how he met and fell in love with her mother. Will flashes back to 1992 and recounts his romances with three women, changing their names so that his daughter must guess which one became his wife.

Cast & Crew

Rachel Weisz
Summer Hartley
Derek Luke
Russell T. McCormack
Kevin Kline
Hampton Roth
Kevin Corrigan
Simon
Tim Bevan
Producer
Liza Chasin
Executive Producer
Bobby Cohen
Executive Producer
Florian Ballhaus
Cinematographer
Stephanie Carroll
Production Design
Gary Jones
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Critic Reviews for Definitely, Maybe

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Audience Reviews for Definitely, Maybe

  • Jul 07, 2019
    A very charming film, entertaining to bits, with great performances (especially Ryan Reynolds'), though the plot is complicated at times and the sad moments are too heartbreaking...
    Serge E Super Reviewer
  • Jan 05, 2018
    I've always had a soft spot for this one, and well done romantic comedies in general. Yes, they are lightning rods for criticism, sometimes bordering on schmaltz and/or formulaic. However, 'Definitely, Maybe' avoids all that reasonably well, and is as entertaining for me as the classic films of this genre from yesteryear, with a script peppered with funny lines, a great cast, and an endearing plot. A young girl (Abigail Breslin) demands that her father (Ryan Reynolds) tell her about the time he met her mother, and why it is that despite falling in love then, they're now heading for divorce. Reynolds agrees under the condition he won't reveal which of the women in the story of his past ultimately became her mother. Told in a flashback, we see his early years working on the Bill Clinton presidential campaign, and the women in his life (Elizabeth Banks, Isla Fisher, and Rachel Weisz). All of the principals turn in strong performances, with Isla Fisher in particular dialing up her considerable charms. The subplot of collecting old editions of 'Jane Eyre' with inscriptions in them, along with the scene with the line "I kept the book because it was the only thing that I had left of you" is touching. The proposal scene in Central Park is also fantastic. Director Adam Brooks captures some great shots in New York and includes a great soundtrack. This is a smart, funny, and entertaining rom-com.
    Antonius B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2016
    How much did Brooks get paid to write this crap? No one will ever know. I had to start skipping to better parts cuz I was completely bored after 20 minutes. I just can't believe the plot, characters nor the SCORE. That's how bad the film was. It was not funny, it was not clever, it was plain boring.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jul 09, 2011
    It's a fresh entrance in the rom-com genre that has its share of charming performances and a script that just keeps you guessing.
    Ilyaas H Super Reviewer

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