15. Love ends in Marriage ?????

Emotional is what most couples are these days who fall in love & dash ahead to their marriage.All these couples think that its True Love but is it ?.Whats the rush to get married when you don't have a True Love!

"Marriage is the culmination of Love" ,well this is the popular notion that has been amongst the minds of lovestruck people but contrary to these notions are the number of the divorce cases these days.Are these people who got married had True Love between them ???

"True Love happens only once is our lives ,the rest that follows is just a compromise".

PLOT : "A father explains to his daughter his imminent divorce & the women in his past ,the daughter learns that his father had loved three women in his life but did he marry his TRUE LOVE ???"

"Definitely, Maybe" inevitably inspires a viewer who has had more than one relationship to reflect on what was and what might have been.The twists of fate that brought them to the moment they inhabit now.

Writer-Director Adam Brooks presents us with a wonderful surprise with a neat & subtle plot.What I love about this story is that its told through a third person point of view.We know the father is telling the story but we see it as it happens from a third-person perspective.

The film's structure is based on Will Hayes(Ryan Reynolds) recounting the story of the three women in his life ,changing their names whilst his daughter Maya(Abigali Breslin) attempts to work out which one of them is her mother.

The three women are played by Elizabeth Banks as Emily ,Isla Fisher as April and Rachel Weisz as Summer.All these three actors perform their roles or should we say have lived their roles in the movie and each of them portray their prominence on Will Hayes's life.

Most fascinating are the changes in Will as he lives with each woman.With Emily ,he seems most the most basic & traditional.With Summer ,he is ambitious with a professional drive.With April, he seems to be a peculiar individual being more of himself.He could probably have found some kind of happiness with any of the three women ,it would just have been a different happiness.

Ryan Reynolds is great.He is charming ,handsome and funny.He carries the movie throughout ,never letting go.He fills his role perfectly with a natural ease and charisma that makes his character completely believable and likable.

What really works in this film is his vulnerability and humanity.His natural chemistry with Abigail Breslin ,who plays his daughter Maya ,is the heart and soul of the movie.

Gosh!This cute girl has surely done a marvelous.Her character isn't flawless but am happy with her protrayal of a girl who just wants to see her father happy.

We get a 3 for the price of 1 deal on the love stories ,which keep things fresh and moving at a brisk pace.There are plenty of twists and turns and the overriding sensation is that this is very much a modern day take on romance.

It's not a traditional ,sweeping love story with one TRUE LOVE ,each relationship has its own pros and cons ,ups and downs and a certain degree of cynicism.

Its a well crafted story and I liked trying to figure out which of the women was the girls mother.I got it wrong of course which made it that much more enjoyable.

The movie glides quite nicely through its many flashbacks ,It's a compelling journey of change and transformation for both those on the journey as well as for those who are watching it.

In this film you can interpret a very good question and an answers as well.It gives you a glimpse that highlights a man/woman's problem of both the joys and hardships of TRUE LOVE & finding their TRUE LOVE even if its right infront of them.

  • Rating : "PG" for strong language.
P.S : " The producers of this movie had also come up with two soothing romantic comedies in "Love Actually" & "Notting hill" ".


Singh Amit said...

I remember, when my friends advised me to watch this movie some months ago. I missed it. But after reading ur post.. it am sure that i will watch it very soon......
gr8 review....
I have already watched 'Love actually' and 'Notting Hill'...
find 'Notting Hill' one of the sweetest romantic movie... Julia Roberts looks awesome in this movie....


Anonymous said...

Hi ! first of all your template is so sweet.I really liked the 'sticky note' tabs and hand written headings and paper clips.

now about the post. Not only you give beautiful reviews but write very well too. Very nice blog!

Benny said...

Hey I hav seen both love actually n Notting Hill..Both r class films..so no doubt this must be also a gud one.. U r review was quite gripping..I understand d film s romantic in parts! Wil surely watch it soon da:) btw,template fitting u r theme!!! enaku romba pidichiruku..I hav blogrolled u r blog..wil keep visiting..one wish..do reveiw some gud tamil movies too..enaku useful ah irukum :)

Musings of a lonely traveler said...

Hi Sathish
I agree with the fact that true love happens once in our life time and the rest is compromise. As long as this compromise is beneficial, there is no wrong in leading the life biting the fate. I liked Notting Hill very much and so I eagerly look forward to watch this movie aswell .Hei did you watch Mamma Mia (2008) starring Meryl Streeps which revolve around a daughter searching her father amidst of three former lovers of her mother. It's a musical comedy (well romance). It striken a chord when reading the plot of this film :)

pra said...

Detailed and nice review. I will try to see this movie! I loved 'Notting Hill'. So I think I will certainely like this...

Shruti said...

seems to be a good movie, will try to see the movie!!
I liked the way you wrote the review!!

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Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Amit

Do watch the film & let me know ur opinions :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Shilpa

Thanks alot Shilpa :)
but some people tell me that this template loads very slowly :(

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Benny

Hey thanks alot for blogrolling me :)
will surely post some good tamil movies soon but the only factor is there are many ppl here who dont understand the language :(

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Musings

I concur with u man :)
am just pointing out the emotional couples here who rush to marriage :)

btw i will surely watch Mamma Mia soon :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Pra

You will surely like it Prashansa :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Shruti

Thanks yaar :)
btw checked out ur post :)


HaRy!! said...

Have seeen notting hill and always remains one of the best romantic flicks i've seen...but yur review says its worth the watch...wil comment back once i see it...bcos naaan rombaaa busy parungoo :)!! pls enai nambungo

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Hary

Seringa Oppicer ,pathitu sollungo ;)

SG said...

Nice post. This movie has both..heart and humor. These are the 2 important traits for a romantic comedy.

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ SG

Hey thanks & Welcome to my blog :)
yup this movie has a neat script with both heart & humour :)

Gayathri said...

Reminds me of a mallu movie,where the guy has one wife and many sexual partners..and says,the wife is the special one,who he respects,for she's not just his love but his children;s mom..
i ain't much into romantic movies yaar..

Bharathi said...

Nice review buddy. I watch movies based on my mood. for example at some point of time I would search for only action movies. at some point of time I like watching comedy. I dont know why I do like this. six months back I was watching all romantic comedies. Now my mood is for watching post apocalyptic movies. Once i m back in romantic comedies I am sure to watch this.

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Gayathri

"i ain't much into romantic movies yaar"
will try some other genre movies next time :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Bharathi

Thanks Bharathi :)
i will try to cover as many genres here & the genres will never be redundant :)

Shruti said...

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Sat_hi_sh said...

Thanks A Ton Shruthi :)

Babli said...

I appreciate the beautiful way in which you have written the review. I will definitely watch this movie.

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Babli

Thanks for ur comments yaar :)

Sourav !!! said...

I could swear by your reviews, more than IMDB's now ! I saw this movie on the release date, and you justified the brilliance and softness of this movie with your words ... Pl write more on Romantic genre !

'If Only' and 'Serendipity' are the two suggested for now :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Sourav

I will surely take up ur suggestions man...
Am very happy u like my posts :)
Will bring out more movies of this genre :)

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