Definitely, Maybe Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Derek Luke, Abigail Breslin, Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz

Studio: Universal Pictures

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Derek Luke, Abigail Breslin, Rachel Weisz, Elizabeth Banks

Directed by: Adam Brooks

Screenplay by: Adam Brooks

Release Date: February 14th, 2008

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, including some frank dialogue language and smoking.

Definitely, Maybe was born a few years ago, when writer/director Adam Brooks decided to pen a love story that spanned more than one decade. “There used to be a tradition of movies that took place over a long period of time,” the filmmaker says, “and what I loved about them was how much you would get invested in the characters because of the long span of the story.” The romantic comedy Brooks envisioned, along with its unusual twist of a male protagonist driving the story, was given a complicated setting: the world of politics.

“I like the tradition of romantic comedies that have a bigger backdrop than just the love story that's going on-a movie like Broadcast News, for example,” adds Brooks. “I always wanted to do a story about a young man coming to the big city with all his hopes and dreams.”

In the screenplay, Brooks' main character, Will Hayes, is a soon-to-be-divorced dad who relives his early years as an aspiring politician, while he tries to explain to his 10-year-old daughter how he came to marry the woman he is now divorcing: her mother.

As a screenwriter, Brooks had previously collaborated with the U.K.-based Working Title Films on several projects, including Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Wimbledon and French Kiss. His long-time collaborators approached him with the idea of not only writing, but also directing his next romantic comedy. They agreed it would-in no way-be generic or formulaic. “They're my movie home,” Brooks describes. “I write with total confidence and trust when I'm working with them. And I know that when you're developing a movie with Working Title, there's a very good chance that it's going to get made.”

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