Sunday, July 6, 2008

Definitely, Maybe

"Definitely, Maybe" is a romantic comedy starring Ryan Reynolds as Will - a man in the midst of a life-change due to a pending divorce. During one of his regular Tuesday and Friday visits with his daughter Maya (Abigail Breslin), she begs him to tell her how he fell in love with her mother. Despite some initial reticence, Will finally decides to tell her the story, but he recounts the story as a mystery. He tells Maya about the three women whom he loved in the past and changes their names, so that Maya has to guess which of those three women actually became his wife and her mom. The movie spans the period from the early 90's when he was a young and idealistic aspiring politician working on Bill Clinton's presidential campaign to the present, now a disillusioned and unhappy ad executive. Through flashbacks as Will shares his story with Maya, we are introduced to three very different women - Emily (Elizabeth Banks), his college sweetheart; Summer (Rachel Weisz) - a sexy and self-assured journalist; and April (Isla Fisher), a free-spirit who at first challenges Will's beliefs but then becomes his best friend.

I thought this movie had alot of heart. I totally got roped into the whole mystery part of the story, and couldn't wait to see who the mom would turn out to be. I enjoyed the sweet and tender scenes between dad and daughter, as much as the romantic scenes between Will and each gal, and by the end of the movie I was definitely--no maybe involved--cheering for a happy ending.