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Definitely, Maybe (Widescreen) (2008)

Ryan Reynolds , Kevin Kline , Adam Brooks  |  PG-13 |  DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (232 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Kline, Rachel Weisz, Elizabeth Banks, Isla Fisher
  • Directors: Adam Brooks
  • Format: NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: June 24, 2008
  • Run Time: 112 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (232 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0017JHQPK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,533 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Definitely, Maybe (Widescreen)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Creating a Romance: Brought to You by Volkswagen
  • The Changing Times of Definitely, Maybe
  • Feature Commentary with Director Adam Brooks and Star Ryan Reynolds

  • Editorial Reviews

    A romantic comedy that begins with a discussion about sex education and ends with a bit of an unexpected twist, Definitely, Maybe focuses on an engaging father and his 10-year-old daughter. She is curious about the women her dad loved prior to marrying (and separating from) her mother. Instead of telling her, "None of your business," he decides to tell her about them... Sort of. Will is played by Ryan Reynolds and his precocious daughter Maya is adroitly portrayed by Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine). Will figures out a way to tell Maya about his most meaningful relationships in a PG manner that also is interactive for her (Or as she describes it, "a love story mystery!"). Changing a few of their characteristics and disguising their names, Will tells her about three exceptional women and Maya tries to deduce which one became her mom. Was it Emily (Elizabeth Banks), the wholesome Midwestern girl afraid of the big city; Summer (Rachel Weisz), the exotic journalist; or April (Isla Fisher), the rebel with a cause? Hearing about all these women, Maya asks, "What's the boy word for slut?" Spanning 15 years, back to when Will was an idealistic young man with the hopes of one day becoming president of the United States, the film has a nice light touch and deals with father-daughter bonding issues in a unique, if not completely realistic manner. Reynolds is a genial but bland leading man, but the women--including young Breslin--more than hold their own in this fun film. --Jae-Ha Kim

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    Product Description

    From the makers of Notting Hill and Love Actually comes the charming and irresistibly funny romantic comedy Definitely, Maybe. When Will (Ryan Reynolds) decides to tell his daughter (Abigail Breslin) the story of how he met her mother, he discovers that a second look at the past might also give him a second chance at the future. Co-starring Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz and Isla Fisher, it's the heartwarming story that makes you realize it's definitely never too late to go back…and maybe find a happy ending.

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    92 of 97 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Who will win in the end? February 14, 2008
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    The concept here is great: on the eve of his divorce, a father tells his daughter the story of how he fell in love with her mother by changing names so she has to guess who she is in the story. What's so amazing is how they were able to pull off this story with three female leads all interacting with the same man, and yet somehow make us cheer each of them on in their own way. Ryan Reynolds is great in the lead, easily flowing from the caring father of the present to the stricken college student of the past and beyond. As the story unfolds, you'll meet Emily, April, and Summer--three women who will have a dramatic impact on his life in various ways.

    There are some genuinely funny moments in this film, and I honestly can say I never really got bored at any point. It was like watching three romances unfolds and ultimately fall apart for different reasons. No doubt you will find yourself choosing a favorite, and like Maya (the daughter), you'll be hoping your favorite will turn out to be her mother. Be prepared to be surprised though.

    As the movie drew closer to the end, I honestly thought I was going to be disappointed in how it ended. But the movie managed to end perfectly. Reynolds is a great actor who can be flippant and cocky one moment, then broken-hearted and in love during the next. Isla Fisher does a great job as April, the outgoing copy girl who works with him during the Bill Clinton campaign.

    If you're looking for a great romantic movie, this is the one.
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    40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars A different take on Romantic Comedy March 10, 2008
    In most romantic comedies, you have a story where boy meets girl, then boy loses girl, and finally boy and girl re-unite and live happily ever after (or v.v.).

    "Definitely, Maybe" is definitely not your usual run-of-the-mill romantic comedy, and refreshingly so: taking a very different approach to the subject.

    For starters, the storyline revolves around the relationship between a father (Ryan Reynolds, played by Will Hayes) and his daughter, Maya (played by Abigail Breslin). Throughout most of the film, Ryan's romantic adventures (and misadventures) are potrayed as a series of flashbacks, as he relates the story of his life to his daughter in the form of a bedtime story.

    Some of the dialog, particularly Maya's lines, are hysterically, if not shockingly funny - such as a very clinical discussion she has with her father about procreation as he picks her up at school after a "sex ed" class: she asks, for instance, how a baby could be "mistake" after going through all that effort to try and make one. Later, she asks her father (after he relates his past relationships to her) "What's the male word for 'Slut'?" To which he sheepishly responds "They're still working on that one."

    An interesting twist is that the father thinks he's helping Maya to become more mature and sophisticated in her knowldge of the many emotional dimensions and complexities of adult relationsips. In fact, there's more to it than that: as Maya's dad tells the story of his relationships with three very different women: "Emily", "Summer" and "April" to his daughter, you see him growing in maturity as he drifts from one relationship into another (and back again).
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    18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely True July 17, 2008
    Is Ryan Reynolds capable of making a bad movie? I am sure he must have somewhere, but I have yet to see one. And this film may be the best one yet. All three of the leading ladies were good, with Isla Fisher pitch perfect. And young Abigail Breslin will surely be a gem for decades to come.

    A good comedy shows us things about human nature and truth. It is no accident that the only great writer who appears in any of Plato's Dialogues is Aristophanes [in the Symposion]. Even the ancient Greeks understood this simple fact- that comedy can teach the deeper truths about humanity far better than drama. This comedy goes far beyond the usual cheap Hollywood formula to truly explore what happens as people fall into and out of love- and perhaps how real love begins. This is not about winning or losing at love- rather it is about how our character is what makes love possible- or impossible. In short, this film really explores that part of human nature that is entertwined with romance. Aristophanes would have approved.

    So this actually is a romantic comedy that does not follow the standard formula. Yet, despite the premise, it DOES have a happy ending.
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    22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars I just finished watching it.... June 16, 2008
    Wow, what a great movie. I havent seen such a heart-felt romantic comedy in so many years and this really jumpstarted that romantic side of heart that's been dying to see a good romantic comedy. This movie is simply superb in execution and performance... touching and funny in all the right places and I never once felt bored despite its seemingly long duration. I thought of doing some internet surfing but couldnt bear to tear my eyes away and miss those good moments, and there are many.

    I would rate this on the top of my list for romantic comedies. I hope we see more of Ryan Reynolds because I liked him a lot in 2 guys and a girl and a pizza joint. The actresses were all memorable and amazing (especially Isla Fisher). Anyways, you cant go wrong with this one when you want to make your heart warm a little.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Love this one.
    This film is destined to become a family classic. Great performances and perfect pace. One to have on hand for rainy day snuggling.
    Published 3 days ago by Alwin McAlman
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fun To Watch
    The story was really good and the acting great!
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    Published 5 days ago by Huckleberry Hound
    4.0 out of 5 stars Insightful
    We all wonder why we are going down this road of brick walls and sometimes taking inventory of ourselves helps us move forward.
    Published 6 days ago by Robin Ostema
    1.0 out of 5 stars do something else instead
    I have a mild tolerance for Ryan Reynolds. This movie was cheesy, but if you want to loaf on the couch and chill, this might be good. Read more
    Published 9 days ago by Renee Watson
    1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this movie
    This movie was aweful, don't buy it, its a waste of your time and money!!!!!!!!!!!! Not worth it. Just my opinion though.
    Published 10 days ago by Steven Hoerger
    5.0 out of 5 stars Liked it!
    I was never interested in watching film until a saw a snipit of it while browsing for other films. I took a chance and watched it and was pleasantly surprised that it very... Read more
    Published 21 days ago by Toni G Reyes
    5.0 out of 5 stars Love it.
    But then any movie with Ryan Reynolds is my fav! I love the premise of this movie and can watch it over and over....just like "The Proposal"! Need I say more?!
    Published 22 days ago by Karen Sheldon
    5.0 out of 5 stars Gift for wife
    My wife really enjoys this movie and she is not always one to want things on dvd but she watched this multiple times
    Published 23 days ago by Umizoomi fan
    3.0 out of 5 stars Great Gift...
    This is a down to earth movie that the whole family can enjoy. It is decently priced, and would make a great gift around Christmas. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Writ3r
    1.0 out of 5 stars couldnt go past 15 minutes
    He was telling a story to his kid, he wouldn't have been so perverted. So We stopped watching it. Very disappointed..
    Published 1 month ago by Kathleen Petrowski
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