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About a Boy
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(1397 ratings)
7.1 IMDB rating

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Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant

Will Freeman
Nicholas Hoult

Nicholas Hoult

Marcus Brewer
Sharon Small

Sharon Small

Christine
Madison Cook

Madison Cook

Imogen
Jordan Cook

Jordan Cook

Imogen


Written by (View all)
Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby

(novel)
Peter Hedges

Peter Hedges

(screenplay) and


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3 years, 2 months ago at Feb 8 20:03
4 votes
About a Boy is based on a book by Nick Hornby. The case is not terribly original. The viewer knows more or less what will happen. But the humorous mood throughout the film, makes it very interesting. This is based on the pattern of two completely different characters (with only common point of loneliness), the conflict which caused laughter. To this end, of course, help considerably sound interpre... read more

Charming British comedy

5 years, 12 months ago at Apr 28 6:17
2 votes
"I was in some strange territory. Was I frightened? I was petrified."

I usually enjoy watching these types of heart-warming British comedies, and About a Boy is certainly no exception. This one has a lot more heart than some other comedies I've seen over the years, and the great cast certainly help the film majorly.

Hugh Grant plays Will, a 38-year-old underachiever ... read more

Another enjoyable Hugh Grant rom-com!

3 years, 10 months ago at May 31 15:08
1 vote
Another soppy (not bad) Hugh Grant rom-com was the first thing that came to my mind when I heard of his film and saw a couple of pictures and the poster and this is exactly what I thought of it. It was an enjoyable film that was inspiring, funny and emotional. I don't really know why but it reminded me of Billy Elliot. Also, I have to say that About A Boy is a very predictable film with consequenc... read more
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Description: ABOUT A BOY stars Hugh Grant as Will Freeman, a proudly self-absorbed 38-year-old Londoner. Living lavishly off the royalties from a hit Christmas song penned by his father, Will excels at nothing except doing nothing, which, in his case, includes shopping for CDs and having his hair "professionally disheveled." When Will ma ... (more)
Release date: 17 May 2002
UPC: 025192245220
Comedy (42), Drama (35), Romance (26), Family (13), Based On Novel (12), British (11), 2002 (11), 2000s (11), (10), England (9), Depression (9), Nick Hornby (8), Single Parent (7), Based On A Novel (6), Mentor (6), London (6), Hugh Grant (6), Based On Book (5), UK (5), Relationships (4)
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An interesting, entertaining drama

“Hugh Grant has starred in many movies such as 'Four Weddings & A Funeral', 'Notting Hill' and 'Bridget Jones's Diary' (which is from the makers) but it's not about a girl, it's about a boy

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