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Are you my mother?

  • Nov 15, 2008
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Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):

1. Will's getting divorced
2. His daughter's learning about the birds and the bees in school
3. He agrees to tell her about his love life and how he met her mother
4. Names were changed to make it a mystery
5. Emily was his first love
6. Summer lovin' had him a blast
7. He had pieces of April
8. The main mystery is why he'd share all this information with a ten year old
9. We learn about the women in his life through flashbacks to the Clinton era
10. Can you guess who's the Mummy?
11. Meet the Mummy
12. Life goes on

Ryan Reynolds plays Will, a boyishly cute but rather bland and naïve political speech-writer who's about to get a divorce. Abigail Breslin compensates for his blandness as his precocious daughter Maya.

Through a series of flashbacks, Will tells Maya about his first love Emily, his friend April and his second love Summer. He changes the names to make it a mystery.


Maya (and the audience) try to work out which one is Maya's mother in this light romantic movie that's light on the comedy too. Elizabeth Banks, Isla Fisher and Rachel Weisz carry most of the movie, while Kevin Kline provides the majority of the humor as eccentric writer Hampton Roth.

Recommended as a rental for an idle afternoon, and rated 3.5 stars

Amanda Richards

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