If snow isn't your thing, but you really like film festivals, you might want to pack your bags quickly and zip over to the Santa Barbara Film Festival, which kicked off its 23rd year tonight. The fest definitely started on the right foot. Or, maybe? No, it was the world premiere of Definitely, Maybe. It's already screened, and according to the fest's blogger, Roger Durling: "I stuck around for half and hour to see how the film played with an audience, and people seem to be loving it! Yay! It's a sweet romantic comedy. I really like it."

That's good news, because the film has been in the works for what seems like eons. Cinematical first posted about the story all the way back in September of 2005, when Ryan Reynolds signed on to star. Since then, a cast was collected that features the likes of Abigail Breslin, Isla Fisher, Derek Luke, Elizabeth Banks, and Rachel Weisz. The film focuses on a Manhattan dad (Reynolds) who has to deal not only with his divorce proceedings, but also questions from his 10-year-old (Breslin) over his pre-marriage life. Trying to stay in PG territory, he discusses three women he had relationships with -- without telling her which one ended up being her mother. Since this is a romcom, you can imagine what happens after such happy reminiscing.

For non-fest-goers, the film will, suitably, hit screens on February 14, and you can check out the trailer over at Moviefone. Man, it's hard to believe Billy Simpson is now playing a dad.
categories Movies, Cinematical