Friday, February 22, 2008
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Gwinnett Daily Post
3 stars out of 4
In the same vein as "Love Actually," "Definitely, Maybe" takes a real-life look at relationships and how one relationship affects others. Ryan Reynolds finally has a project that shows both his comedic prowess and heart tenderness. I've always found Reynolds to be funny, but it's usually in his "Van Wilder" way. "Definitely, Maybe" gives him the opportunity to stretch beyond his frat-boy persona and dig deeper into a much more mature and real-life sense of humor. I was very pleased with his performance. All in all, "Definitely, Maybe" is definitely worth the price of admission - maybe.
- Pedro E. Alvarado, Lawrenceville
1 star out of 4
"Definitely, Maybe" is definitely not! What a waste of two hours of your time. The director, Adam Brooks, wrote this and dragged it out. The pace of the film was glacial and told in a flashback style that made me wish I could go back in time and not see this.
The only worthwhile performance was that of Kevin Kline, who stole every scene he was in, even as a picture. A romantic comedy, this was not. It covered more than a decade of the main character's life, and it felt like we were there as long. There is a line in the movie about sandpaper, and you will feel like the other half of the line after you sit through this one. Set in New York City, the scenery didn't help.
If it ever pops up on cable and you are tired of watching the Weather Channel, then watch it.
- Chris Weinert, Lawrenceville