Here's the plot (via Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Definitely,_Maybe )
"Will Hayes (Ryan Reynolds) is a 38-year-old father who is in the midst of a divorce. After her first sex-ed class, his 10 year old daughter Maya (Abigail Breslin) insists on hearing the story of how her parents met. Will gives in, but decides to change the names and some of the facts relating to the various love affairs of his youth, thereby creating a love mystery; Maya is left guessing which of the women will turn out to be her mother. The story he tells Maya is depicted in long flashbacks. From time to time the film switches back to the present, where Maya comments and asks questions.
The story begins in 1992, when Will, a starry-eyed aspiring politician, moves away from Wisconsin and his college sweetheart, Emily (Elizabeth Banks) to New York to work on the Clinton campaign. Over many years, Will becomes involved with several women who enter and re-enter his life including Summer Hartley (Rachel Weisz) who is an aspiring journalist and April (Isla Fisher) who is the copy girl for the campaign. Will and April have a chance meeting outside work, where Will reveals he is going to propose to Emily. When Will practices a proposal to Emily on April, she is taken aback by Will's words, and replies, "Definitely, maybe." They go back to her apartment, where April has multiple copies of Jane Eyre in her collection, explaining that her father gave her a copy with an inscription in the front shortly before he died, and the book was later lost. She has spent years buying copies of Jane Eyre from secondhand stores, hoping to find the copy her father gave her.
Emily comes back to New York where she confesses, just after Will proposes that she slept with his room mate. She did this on purpose to break up with Will saying that she is "letting him go".
Will first meets Summer Hartley when he gives her a diary she wrote when she was a teenager from Emily. He finds that she is going out with a famous writer who is old enough to be her father. However, the writer breaks up with Summer and Will starts a relationship with Summer. Meanwhile April quits her job and goes to travel around the world. Will plans to propose to Summer when April comes back to tell him she loves him. However, she realises that Will is going to propose to Summer and does not tell him. Summer writes an article about Will's client which ends their relationship. Will loses his jobs and fights with his work colleages and his dream goes down the drain.
April calls after a long while and finds that Will is unemployed and unhappy. She throws a birthday party for him where he is reunited with his old work colleagues. In a drunken rant, Will confesses romantic feelings to April, but in the process ends up having a fight with her, telling her to "go to life-rehab". Some time after the fight, while walking the streets of New York, Will finds the copy of Jane Eyre that April's father gave her. He goes to give it to her, but decides against it when he meets her boyfriend Kevin, with whom she is living.
Emily re-enters Will's life and turns out to be Maya's mother and Will's ex-wife, as Maya correctly guesses. Will explains to Maya that the happy ending had been Maya all along and they share a hug and part ways as Maya leaves with her mother. At home, Will finds the book he has been saving for April, and goes to her office. After learning that she is now single again, he gives her the book, but when she finds out that he was holding on to it rather than giving it to her immediately, she becomes angry and asks him to leave.
Maya is happy that she figured out the story, but also realizes that her father still loves April, as even though Will changed the names of Emily (Sarah in real life), and Summer (Natasha in real life), he did not change April's name. Encouraged by Maya, they go to her apartment where Will confesses to April that he held on to the copy of Jane Eyre because it was the only thing he had left of her. As the three enter into April's building, April springs into Will's arms and kisses him."
So in many ways , this was a man who had hopes and dreams of being the President of the United States . Good aspirations , I suppose . To be someone who stands up for not only himself but a institution , a country . In the end tho , what he stood for comes crumbling down . With the Clinton issue and his running candidate , caught up in a scandal.
Moving on , New York does many things to a man . Especially so when he's love of his life is miles and miles a way (I'm a firm believer that long distance relationships work but I haven't been in one , so I can't say much) So he slips , he kisses a girl he barely knows .
Thru the story as you can see by the plot he ends up with "April" so this epic love story , somehow has an ending but it ended prematurely , one of the ways that American films tend to avoid , as Americans like a straightforward ending , no thinking needed to know what happened , which I'm on the plank on which side I like more , depends on the story I suppose :)
Heh , so I can relate but I haven't been on the journey just yet , just starting my story. Let's see how I end up , hopefully I learn along the way too , just like Will here.