Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Critic Consensus: With a clever script and charismatic leads, Definitely, Maybe is a refreshing entry into the romantic comedy genre.
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as Will Hayes
as Summer Hartley
as Russell T. McCormack
as Maya Hayes
as Hampton Roth
as Arthur Robredo
as Bill Clinton
as Ad Exec
as School Mom
as 1994 Intern
as Roberdo Campaign Waitress
as 1998 Intern
as Bookstore Owner
as Visitor from Planet Ordon
as School Dad
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Critic Reviews for Definitely, Maybe
Definitely, Maybe, which was written and directed by Adam Brooks, has charm and spirit.
Everything feels derivative and nothing rings true -- it's The Way We Weren't.
Is this movie the best romantic comedy of the year? Maybe not. Do you walk out with a smile on your face? Definitely.
Audience Reviews for Definitely, Maybe
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!
This is one of the best romantic comedies I've seen in a long time. The story is romantic and snappy, keeping just the right amount of mystery so that it is not confusing but whimsically engrossing. I loved having the setting during Bill Clinton's time - it weathered and toughened out the story in an aspect where it definitely could've been too "fairytale". Isla Fisher is the European Amy Adams; I thought she was so, so adorable whenever she delivered anything. I hope she gets a great career in the future.
I still kind of hate Ryan Reynolds because his acting style has touches of the egotistical and fake, but I think he manages to obtain a decent amount of chemistry with all four female characters (Abigail Breslin included). The casting was pretty much flawless, even though I think they could've had Elizabeth Banks do more and had us like her more. She can be perfectly endearing, that one.
But as a general idea, I highly recommend this movie to anyone and I couldn't stop smiling throughout!
The ending got me with this film. Ryan Reynolds played Abigail Bronsons father so perfectly and this is one of the best love stories written.
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