Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Derek Luke, Abigail Breslin, Elizabeth Banks and Rachel Weisz
Written and Directed by: Adam Brooks
Definitely, Maybe could have definitely been a great chick movie but somehow it didn’t deliver. The set-up is a good one and had me hooked from the preview: Try to figure out which female character got it on with ex-Mr. Alanis Morrisette (Ryan Reynolds) and became the mother of adorable Abigail Breslin (when does that girl get home-schooled?). The first half was so good that my husband actually watched it with me. Watching the hot babes (are they moms?) in the film is fun, especially Rachel Weisz, who looks pregnant in the film. The problem is once you find out who the mom is, the movie falls apart. I won’t say more, thus I ruin it for you. It is definitely an entertaining watch and worth the rental, just don’t be disappointed when a few questions go unanswered.
6 out of 10 binkies
When Will Hayes, a 30-something Manhattan dad, decides to tell his 10-year-old daughter, Maya, the story of how he met her mother, she starts to question him about his life before marriage. As Will tells the story of his younger years, he weaves in anecdotes about his three most meaningful relationships, leaving Maya to guess which of the women became her mother. Maya gradually begins to understand the complexity of love as Will realizes that a second look at the past might also give him a second chance at the future.
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