About a Boy Movie Review 2002

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After playing a cad in "Bridget Jones's Diary," Grant continues to take on roles whose charmers are somewhat rancid. This time, he's Will, a 38-year-old bachelor who doesn't work thanks to a legacy from his father and has never made a lasting emotional commitment to anyone. Will's latest dating scheme is to pretend to be a single parent and join support groups so he can hit on the single mums. This is how he meets Marcus (Hoult), the 12-year-old misfit son of the seriously depressed Fiona (Collette). Will likes Marcus despite himself and becomes his confidante. And he finds a romance with single mum Rachel (Weitz) but that's almost besides the point. Adapted from the novel by Nick Hornby.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 100 minutes.
Originally from United States, British.

Cast and Crew

Books to Film: Nick Hornby, London, Single Parents, Singles, Childhood Visions
Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz, Peter Hedges
Hugh Grant, Rachel Weisz, Toni Collette, Nicholas Hoult, Isabel Brook, Victoria Smurfit
Remi Adefarasin
Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Badly Drawn Boy
Bill Meadows, Tony Dawe, Nick Moore, Gary Freeman, Joanna Johnston, Jim Clay
Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jennifer Chaiken, Tribeca Productions, Working Title Productions, Jour de Fete Films, Universal Pictures

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