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Definitely, Maybe

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Definitely, Maybe

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
112 minutes
Wide Release Date:
02/14/08
performer:
Abigail Breslin, Ryan Reynolds, Elizabeth Banks, Isla Fisher
director:
Adam Brooks
distributor:
Universal
author:
Adam Brooks
genre:
Comedy, Romance

We gave it a B+

Ryan Reynolds sure is a cutie — when he works with material that plays up his goofball, wholesome charm. But there’s not much of that in Definitely, Maybe. As the about-to-be-divorced dad of an adorable moppet (Breslin), Reynolds’ Everyman-ness inches too far toward bland. Still, Maybe is several cuts above your average rom-com, thanks to Weisz, Elizabeth Banks, and (especially) Isla Fisher, who play his vibrant, fully drawn past loves. EXTRAS Deleted scenes, two making-of docs, and a lively commentary in which Reynolds sings Fisher’s praises, saying she has the ”mouth of a sailor.” B+