February 14, 2008 in GENRES


RYAN: I think I smell another Oscar nomination for “Little Miss Sunshine,” Abigail Breslin.

CAROLINE: [laughs’ Well she is really good in “Definitely, Maybe” as Ryan Reynolds’s daughter. She’s just so darn cute and precocious, but not in an annoying way.

RYAN: She’s got weird make-up in this movie though. She almost looks Botoxed, but I doubt she is.

CAROLINE: [laughs’ I think they glossed her a little too heavily in some scenes. But she and Ryan Reynolds are so cute together as father and daughter.

RYAN: They have great chemistry. What I liked about this movie is that it’s sort of three movies in one; one is very “When Harry Met Sally” and then another storyline has some “Mrs. Doubtfire” elements what with the parents’ divorce. And it’s very well cast… I mean, hello Kevin Kline!

CAROLINE: I didn’t even know he was in the movie, so that was very exciting. He’s hilarious, of course. Elizabeth Banks is great as always, and I’m still just in awe of Isla Fisher’s great American accent. She makes a very funny American.

RYAN: How about Rachel Weisz? She even sang in an American accent. She didn’t sing very well, but she does a killer American accent nonetheless. And I loved the fact that part of the film took place at my alma mater, the University of Wisconsin – Madison. It takes place in the early 90s, so the music took us back too.

CAROLINE: It totally brought us back to the college years. How often do you get to hear “Save the Best for Last” by Vanessa Williams and “Unbelievable” by EMF in the same flick? So I need to know: after seeing this, have you changed your tune on Ryan Reynolds?

RYAN: He’s OK, but something about his mouth bothers me. This is kind of his first adult movie, other than “Amityville Horror,” where he played a dad, but I’m just not really on the bandwagon for him when there are so many other great actors like Ewan McGregor.

CAROLINE: Just because you love Ewan doesn’t mean he’d be right for this role. I thought Ryan totally held his own and he even made me get misty in one scene with Abigail B. Then I out-and-out cried at the end ‘cuz I’m a big old sap. Honestly, this movie is less of a romantic comedy than I thought. It’s got some dramatic elements.

RYAN: I’d call it a modern romantic comedy.

CAROLINE: I think it’s more of a dramedy. There are some really poignant and touching moments.

RYAN: Yes, but we both laughed out loud too. A romantic comedy can have some sad moments too. The best ones make you laugh and cry. I also have to point out how cool it was, since it takes place in the nineties, that the wide shot of NYC included the twin towers.

CAROLINE: Yeah. That was very cool.

RYAN: Bottom line?

CAROLINE: I really liked this movie. It’s got a great cast, and it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day. I don’t know if any Valentine’s Day movie can trump 2006’s “Something New,” but “Definitely, Maybe” is much better than last year’s V-day offering, “Music & Lyrics.” I’d recommend it to chicks and gays worldwide.

RYAN: Me too. I don’t think I loved it as much as you, but I quite liked it.

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