About A Boy

About A Boy

DVD - 2002
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Will Lightman invents an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single moms. Will has a thing or two to learn, though, as his geeky 'son', Marcus, teaches him that you're never too old to grow up.
Publisher: Willowdale, ON : Universal Home Video, c2002.
ISBN: 9780783274478
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (102 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.


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Feb 18, 2018

Hugh Grant reprises a familiar spoiled,man-child role. While some of the scenes with the borrowed 12-year old boy are funny and occasionally touching, it falters as it deals with the adults suddenly deciding to grow up.

Aug 27, 2017

Not a bad movie, not the greatest. But it kept my interest till the end. But one I would not go out of my way to recommend.

Jul 07, 2017

What a waste of potential.

Jul 02, 2017

Definitely my kind of movie - about people and families and relationships (with no gratuitous sex or violence). All of the acting is top form. This movies is a little bit sad, a little bit funny, a little bit romantic, and confirms my belief that people have the capacity for love and generosity. I'm pretty sure I had seen this before but so enjoyed watching it even if it was for the second time.

ArapahoeTiegan Dec 15, 2016

I have loved Nicolas Hoult ever since he was this funny looking kid in this movie! His chemistry with Hugh Grant is absolutely amazing. Though my favorite part is when Nicolas is rapping a song by Mystikal and gets yelled at by none other than Nymphadora Tonks (Natalia Tena)! Very lovely, heartfelt movie, with wonderful comedic moments!

May 23, 2016

At times veering between weird and uncomfortably close to the truth, but a likeable movie all the same.

Apr 26, 2016

The main reason I watched this is because Nicholas Hoult is one of my fave actors and this was his break into the film business. He plays a sensitive, aware, and honest young boy. Hugh Grant plays his charming cad character, as always, that is forced to "grow up". Personally I think it's pretty shitty to suggest that one has to conform to the traditional lifestyle of pairing up and having kids to qualify as "grown up" because really, the normal life is so boring!
To other women out there - There are more choices to life than just being someone's woman and/or mother!

May 06, 2015

Nicholas Hoult was really good in this movie and really likeable. I thought Toni Collette was great as his mom too.

Oct 15, 2014

Pretty good. The description of the story-line seemed a little sketchy, but it turned out better than I expected. The dark nature of an important segment of the plot seems like it would be difficult to incorporate into a comedy. Hugh Grant's acting skills are what make this movie work. It's really an excellent acting performance on his part and is worth watching just for that. The other actors are competent for the most part, but their performances are nothing special. It's almost like watching two different movies, one when Hugh Grant is in the scene, and another -- a far less engaging version -- when he isn't. Still, overall, recommended.

Jun 30, 2014

Reminded me of Notting Hill in that it was pretty slickā€¦almost too slick. But, the script was a cut above the usual kind of stuff like this--which made the calculated and sentimental elements of the plot much more tolerable.

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Apr 16, 2012

Will Freeman (Hugh Grant) lives a very comfortable and leisurely lifestyle in London thanks to substantial royalties left to him from the successful Christmas song that his father composed. Will does not need to work and spends most of his free time watching television, and reading about pop culture. When Will's friends, Christine (Sharon Small) and John (Nicholas Hutchinson), ask him to be the godfather of their second child, Will bluntly refuses, insisting that he "really is that shallow". In an attempt to avoid spending time with the couple, Will meets Angie (Isabel Brook), a single mother, but the two only share a brief relationship which, to Will's surprise actually ends amicably. Afterward, Will comes up with the idea of attending a single-parents group called "SPAT" (Single Parents Alone Together) to meet potential female partners. As part of his ploy, he claims to have a two-year-old son named Ned. His plan succeeds and he meets Suzie (Victoria Smurfit).

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