The romantic-comedy is a genre normally aimed purely at women but there are still examples out there that can be…
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.
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…
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.
- 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.
Thanks to a good script, a good direction from Adam Brooks, and a great performance from the entire cast (Ryan Reynolds was suprisingly good in his role and far different from his other action or comedy flicks and truely carries the movie) this movie is definitely the best romantic film of the year. The interaction between Will (Ryan Reynolds) and his daughter Maya (Abigail Breslin) is very believable and sweet. The premise is also interesting as Will tells Maya his romantic history and makes her guess which one is her mother by changing the names of the three woman he cared for during his life (which makes things far much more interesting for the audience). The three woman are Emily…
I love a good rom-com, the key word there is "good". The genre is second only to horror for shove ware. That is why when you see something great like Definitely, Maybe you are so thrilled.
Its the cast that make Definitely, Maybe so great. Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Elizabeth Banks and Abigail Breslin are all excellent. Even Rachel Weisz who I normally hate is great in this.
Definitely, Maybe the perfect easy watch, under deep analysis it would fall apart but if you take it as light entertainment there is a whole lot to love.
8/10: A unique and heart-warming, mysterious romantic comedy, told from guys point of view. The relationships between the characters are wonderfully depicted, which will make you emotionally touched. Must watch this with your special love ones.
This is among my favorites romantic comedies. Such a great cast and the mystery with the storyline kept you wondering what would happen next.
Pretty average rom-com, but interesting framing device to keep the film a bit different.
Maya Hayes: Dad, I can't believe you smoked... and drank... and was such a slut... But I still love you.
How I met your mother stole liberally from this film. Why exactly?
A good family movie :)
Bright and shining and happy. Not the most original plot, not the tightest script/direction and definitely (maybe) not a great film but it was a joy to watch. I've seen it three times and each time have related to a different woman. Maybe that says more about me but it's a nice film nonetheless.
- 10 Things I Hate About You
- The 40 Year Old Virgin
- 50 First Dates
- Annie Hall
- 35 Shots of Rum
- Still Life
- Syndromes and a Century
- The Wayward Cloud
- Enough Said
- The Sapphires
- The Croods
- The Raid
UPDATE: 12/5/2014 - Fucking nailed it.
I'm going to try to watch one new movie every day in 2014. Since…