Definitely, Maybe imagines a world where happy endings are de rigueur, but getting there is no picnic. As romantic comedies go, that may not exactly qualify as a revelation, but in the hands of writer-director Adam Brooks and his uniformly charming cast, it adds some welcome spice to a genre that rarely ventures beyond the predictable anymore.
We've seen it all a hundred times: Couple meets cute, breaks up sad, reunites in the final reel. Only this time, there's one guy and three gals, leaving the film to chronicle three meet-cutes and three breakups, but only one feel-good reunion.
Definitely, Maybe (Universal Pictures) Starring Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz. Written and directed by Adam Brooks. Time 111 minutes. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and smoking.