Definitely, Maybe

2008-08-12 14:12
 
What it's about:

A thirtysomething Manhattan dad (Ryan Reynolds) is in the midst of a divorce when his 10-year-old daughter, Maya (Abigail Breslin), starts to question him about his life before marriage. Will hopelessly attempts a gentler version of his story for his daughter, and changes the names so Maya has to guess who is the woman her father finally married. As Maya puts together the pieces of her dad's romantic puzzle, she begins to understand that love is not so simple or easy. And as Will tells her his tale, Maya helps him to understand that it's definitely never too late to go back - and maybe even possible to find a happy ending.

What the critics say:

"To sum up, Definitely, Maybe is crap with compensations."
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"It is, I suppose, a premise, of sorts, but as writer-director Adam Brooks's Definitely, Maybe galumphs along, it is not a particularly romantic or comedic one."
Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine

"Definitely, Maybe isn't a particularly good movie. It's hard to make either romance or comedy out of relationship wreckage, not to mention career ennui, and the pace is often meandering and sulky."
Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon.com

"No one's a cartoon villain, and no one's beyond reproach, either. Everyone speaks like a grown-up."
Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

"Definitely, Maybe has charm and some depth, even if it's ultimately more a third-base hit than a home run."
Dennis Harvey, Variety

"The romantic banter between Will and his three paramours strains for sparkling wit and only occasionally achieves it."
Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter
A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter.

Karen 2008/07/11 3:05 PM
Oooh... Ryan Reynolds A light-hearted movie : perfect excuse to hide in the cinema if your ex is in the mall... Two sad things are noted - Ryan Reynolds is a 'male slut' and we are okay with the effects that divorce have on little kiddie-wickles. Fun, freaky, semi-boring at times ... bubblegum for the brain....
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