Sunday, July 13, 2008

Definitely, Maybe

...for sure.

Despite a preponderance of B and C-List actors (Ryan Reynolds, Elizabeth Banks, Isla Fisher, and Rachel Weisz), Definitely, Maybe was surprisingly good. In fact, this could be a break for Reynolds who I had previously never seen in a leading role.

It is the story of a soon-to-be divorced father, telling the story of how he met his daughter's mother. The twist is that he decides to throw in a couple past romances, changing the names and details as he sees fit, to see if his precocious daughter played convincingly by Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), can figure out (along with the viewer) who her mother is, how they met, and ostensibly who he will ultimately end up with after the divorce.

Mrs. Roosh was thrown off track but I knew from almost the beginning who "Mom" was and with whom he ends up with, but I was pleasantly surprised by the story and it's execution.

A rewarding date night flick.

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