Definitely, Maybe (2008)

“Dad, I can’t believe you smoked… and drank… and was such a slut… but I still love you.”

What is it about?

After learning about the birds and the bees too early at school, Maya gets her dad to tell her the story of how he met her mother. Her dad tells three relationship stories and Maya has to guess which one ends up being mother.

Who’s in it?

Ryan Reynolds, Abigail Breslin, Isla Fischer, Rachel Weisz and Elizabeth Banks.

Why should I watch it?

+ Ryan Reynolds plays a man-child really well
+ Abigail Breslin was adorable and charming
+ Great father and daughter chemistry
+ All three love interests were likeable (If you don’t like 1, there’s 2 more to choose from)*
+ Has heart and laughs
+ Had no idea who the mother would end up being
+ Ups and downs, and in and outs of relationships
+ School sex ed scene

Why shouldn’t I watch it?

– If you really hate politics
– If you didn’t marry ‘the one’
– *Kinda cheats by giving you three love interest

Anything else?

It’s basically 9 season of How I Met Your Mother condensed into 1 hour and 52 minutes, with a lot less ducky ties and slap bets. Just goes to show how important timing is and how timing can turn ‘the one’ into ‘the one that got away’.

7/10

You might also like:
Love, Rosie (Netflix)
Crazy, Stupid, Love
Little Miss Sunshine

 

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