Movie Notes: Definitely Maybe

February 19, 2008

Definitely Maybe

4 stars = 4 stars

Starring Ryan Reynolds, Abigail Breslin
Directed by Adam Brooks

Synopsis

Will Hayes (Ryan Reynolds) about to be divorced, tries to explain to his young daughter, Maya (Abigail Breslin) about how he and her mother fell in love. The mother’s identity is kept from the audience until late in the movie – is it Emily, April, or Summer?

The Good

The Bad

Conclusion

I think this flick is worth seeing, but probably more due to my own personal circumstance, as a Gen X-er who fondly recalls the Clinton days, Nirvana, and the crushing let down that Clinton was just like all the rest. I’ve also experienced the middle-aged confusion of finding true love and having the “timing” shift beneath you, only to have it re-solidify later. I’ve learned that people change and mature as time goes on, and this flick echoes my belief that some people may be only perfect for each other at different points in their lives.

For the above reasons I give this flick an extra star, but if what I say makes no sense, leave it at three. But that still leaves it fine as a rental.

Comments

  1. Liza says:

    nice review. I would’ve assumed this was another piece of empty headed fluff, but I think I might check it out after your review. The male viewpoint would be interesting and I like that actor who plays the child (Abigail Breslin)

  2. Liza says:

    nice review. I would've assumed this was another piece of empty headed fluff, but I think I might check it out after your review. The male viewpoint would be interesting and I like that actor who plays the child (Abigail Breslin)

  3. webomatica says:

    I was pleasantly surprised.

  4. webomatica says:

    I was pleasantly surprised.

  5. Ian says:

    We were thinking of seeing this last weekend but decided, no, don’t want to spend $15 each on it. Looks like a wait till its out on DVD one to me.

  6. Ian says:

    We were thinking of seeing this last weekend but decided, no, don't want to spend $15 each on it. Looks like a wait till its out on DVD one to me.