they get me every time.
Three relationships. Three disasters. One last chance.
When Will decides to tell his daughter 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.
The overlong run-time and over-complicated plot aside, "Definitely, Maybe" is a sweet and endearing movie that I enjoyed a lot. It has a big and likable cast and handfuls of great moments.
Quite sweet. It's the rare romantic comedy that breaks the formula. Sure, there's a precocious child, and some plot contrivances, but all said and done it's not a stupid movie. It gets that life is complicated and that there's not one person for everyone, as each of the three leading ladies are charming and flawed, as is Ryan Reynolds in a rare charismatic performance. Plus, with all the stuff about his character working for the Clinton campaign, it's kind of hard to see this appealing to teenage girls; as far as I'm concerned, that's an enormous compliment.
New Years Resolution See 700 Films in 2014 (At Least 400 Must Be New)
Film 187 out of 700
Normally I'm not a fan of chick flicks but recently I'm beginning to question what is wrong with me. I'm recommending films likes "Love Actually", "About Time" and "When Harry Met Sally". (I may have skewed my sample cause those are all outstanding films) So maybe I do like those date night movies after all.
This one is seems to be like a cinematic version of "How I Met Your Mother" at times, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. You get the story being told by Will Hayes (Ryan Reynolds) to his daughter Maya (Abigail Breslin). You meet the people…
- The main character works in a big city, trying to make it big but initially stuck in a depressing job
- An annoying child performance
- One of the characters is called Summer
- He doesn't end up with her
This sounds an awful lot like a very popular rom-com of the following year, except without an asshole as a protagonist, an obnoxious love interest and the vomit-inducingly quirky storytelling of the oh-so self-aware (500) Days of Kooky Deschanel. Whilst I'm not entirely convinced by Ryan Reynolds (although it may well be his best performance), as well as the outcome of it all being fairly predictable, I was pleasantly surprised to see a sincere and well-meaning romance that also manages to be funny at times. It's not great, nor even particularly good, but the distinct lack of The Smiths made me warm to it ever-so-slightly.
Rewatched this before seeing Deadpool tonight. One because it’s one of my favorite Ryan Reynolds performances, and also one of the underrated rom coms of the last decade.
Definitely, Maybe - 9/10. From the mystery storyline to the charming cast, there's something special about this movie that just gets me.
Ryan Reynolds and Abigail Breslin are absolutely adorable and create a great father/daughter dynamic.
I also really appreciate the format of storytelling used to depict the story of how William and Sarah end up at a point of divorce.
As well, fantastic dialogue. William is not only adorable, but very relatable.
I was expecting to be a bit disappointed in this film. However, I was pleasantly surprised. The ending wasn't completely surprising, but I was expecting there to be more of an open ended-ness rather than the tying up of loose ends that actually happened.
As usual with romantic comedies, don't believe much of the negative critique you read about this movie. The move is very entertaining, very romantic, and will play on your nostalgic side if you have one. If you're a 20-30 something that has been in and out of some significant relationships, this will hit close to home, in a positive way.
I wouldn't suggest this movie for a first date because it's not quite light-hearted and happy enough. Watch this one on a second or third date or watch it with someone you've known for a while who you are about to reveal your feelings to. I promise you, it'll set you up nicely...
~ignore this, it's a reminder for myself of the first time i ever heard nirvana~
Definitely booring, maybe entertaining, definitely a chick flick, maybe I am too much of a boy (!) to enjoy this. But ended the work week nicely......
I wish this was just about Ryan and Isla's characters ngl
A romantic comedy which breaks away from the traditional formula which often encumbers the genre, as Ryan Reynolds and Abigail Breslin lead a wonderful cast. Yes, it could have been shorter, and yes, the plot could've been a tad less convoluted. But when the result is this naturally charming, there's little to complain about, and more to recommend.
One of the better romcoms of the last 10 years...with the emphasis on the "rom".
Its a sweeter film than you seem to get with romcoms now, steering away from the edgier, full-on humour of things like Trainwreck. Ryan Reynolds is a charming lead (his best role apart from Deadpool), and the structure of the film is clever, keeping you guessing who he'll end up with (well it did the first time I saw it!)
The device about his true love looking for the copy of Jane Eyre her Dad gave her is very good(if a bit cheesy), and one that's stuck with me.
Overall...very solid, sweet rom com.
because we live in a post-meg-ryan's-career dystopian wasteland
and also just because they're rare
*when i say good, i don't…