Wednesday, February 20, 2008
I went to see ‘Definitely, Maybe’ with a couple of friends on Valentine’s night. The film stars Ryan Reynolds as a Dad to Abigail Breslin (of Little Miss Sunshine fame) and the other main stars are Rachel Weisz, Isla Fisher and Elizabeth Banks. I sort of had it down as a run of the mill/slightly dodgy romantic comedy but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Don’t get me wrong you still need to take a bit of a leap of faith with the premise of the story. Basically the father tells his daughter the story of how he met her mother, but he also tells her about two ex-girlfriends and she has to guess which women is her mother. Although he changes the names of the women we are still supposed to believe that the obviously intelligent daughter can’t pick out her own mother from the different personality types portrayed in his story. Anyway if you gloss over that part of the film it can be fairly enjoyable. Ryan Reynolds wasn’t bad as the Dad although I did have a hard time trying to forget that he used to be in ‘Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place’. Abigail Breslin is great as the daughter and the rest of the main characters all give pretty credible performances. This film is good if you are looking for a bit of uncomplicated escapism, but if you aren’t into romcoms then steer clear!