Definitely, Maybe

February 17, 2008 - If you like good dialogue, good jokes and good performances, then you should definitely check out Definitely, Maybe. It's a 2008 romantic comedy starring Ryan Reynolds and Abigail Breslin, the girl from Little Miss Sunshine. Rachel Weisz, Isla Fisher and Kevin Kline also star.

Reynolds plays an ad man named Will Hayes. As the movie opens, he's just received his final divorce papers. But, no time to sign them now. He has to go pick up his daughter, Maya (Breslin), from school. A surprise sex ed class has filled Maya's head with all kinds of questions including ones about her mom and dad. So, dad entertains her with the story of his romantic life.

Through flashbacks, we learn that Will is from Wisconsin and he had a girlfriend who he calls Emily. Will leaves Emily to head to New York and work on Bill Clinton's first presidential campaign. At the campaign office, he meets the free-spirited April. Then he meets Summer, Emily's former roommate, when he returns a diary of hers that Emily had been keeping. Over the years, Will manages to stay involved with all these women, falling in and out of love along the way. But, what Maya wants to know is which of the three is her mom?

Overall review: *** A pleasant enough way to spend two hours on a Sunday afternoon. Nothing too heavy here, but Will's story is engaging and the soundtrack is good. A few questions are left unanswered, but most of the loose ends are tied up with a neat little bow.