Definitely, Maybe (2008): A Romantic Comedy with a Twist
Definitely, Maybe is a 2008 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Adam Brooks. It stars Ryan Reynolds as a father who tells his daughter, played by Abigail Breslin, the story of how he met her mother. The film also features Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz, and Isla Fisher as the three women who shaped his romantic life.
The film was released on February 14, 2008, by Universal Pictures. It received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised the performances, the script, and the unconventional structure of the film. It also earned $55.4 million at the worldwide box office against a budget of $7 million.
Definitely, Maybe is a charming and witty film that explores the complexities of love and relationships. It is also a film that keeps you guessing until the end, as you try to figure out who is the mother of the daughter. If you are looking for a romantic comedy with a twist, you should definitely watch Definitely, Maybe.The film begins in 1992, when Will Hayes (Ryan Reynolds) is a young campaign staffer for Bill Clinton. He meets Emily (Elizabeth Banks), a college friend of his roommate, and they start dating. Emily gives Will a diary of her friend Summer Hartley (Rachel Weisz), a famous journalist, as a birthday present. Will promises to return it after reading it.
In 1994, Will and Emily move to New York City, where Will works for an advertising agency. He meets April (Isla Fisher), a copy girl who has a collection of Jane Eyre books. They become friends and bond over their love for literature. Meanwhile, Emily becomes distant and unhappy with her job as a teacher. She asks Will to return the diary to Summer, who lives in the same city.
Will goes to Summer's apartment and finds her there with another man. He is shocked and angry, but also intrigued by her. He starts an affair with her, while still seeing Emily. He also keeps in touch with April, who helps him with his work. One day, he finds out that Emily is pregnant with his child. He decides to break up with Summer and propose to Emily.However, things do not go as planned. Emily finds out about Will's affair with Summer and rejects his proposal. She decides to raise the child on her own. Will is heartbroken and depressed. He quits his job and moves back to Wisconsin. He loses contact with April, who also quits her job and travels around the world.
In 2008, Will is a divorced father who lives in New York City with his 11-year-old daughter Maya (Abigail Breslin). He is about to sign the divorce papers with Emily, who is engaged to another man. Maya asks him to tell her the story of how he met her mother, but she wants him to change the names of the women so she can guess who it is.
Will agrees and tells her the story, but he also includes April as a potential mother. He tells Maya that he reconnected with April in 1997, when he saw her at a bookstore. They realized that they still had feelings for each other, but April was dating a man named Kevin. Will also tells Maya that he met Emily again in 2000, when she invited him to her wedding. He tried to stop the wedding, but he was too late. He also tells Maya that he saw Summer again in 2004, when she interviewed him for a magazine article. She told him that she still loved him, but he rejected her. 29c81ba772