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About a Boy
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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
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Nick Hornby Nick Hornby
(novel)
Peter Hedges Peter Hedges
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Charming British comedy

11 years, 10 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!

9 years, 8 months ago at May 31 15:08
2 votes
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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9 years, 6 months ago at Aug 20 11:45
2 votes
problem is there is no real beginning, middle and end. I like Hugh Grant - and he is typical comdey in this but lacks something. enjoyable just not unmissable.
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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 makes a guilt-free exit from a brief fling with a single mom, he decides to crash a meeting of S.P.A.T. (Single Parents, Alone Together) in pursuit of more single mothers. This scheme leads to meeting Suzie (Victoria Smurfit) and Marcus (Nicholas Hoult), the socially awkward 12-year-old son of her fla ... (more)
Release date: 26 April 2002
UPC: 025192245220
Tags: Comedy (41), Drama (34), Romance (26), Family (15), 2002 (13), British (11), Based On Novel (11), Depression (11), 2000s (11), England (10), (10), Nick Hornby (8), Hugh Grant (7), London (7), Mentor (7), UK (6), Single Parent (6), Based On A Novel (6), Based On Book (5), Relationships (4)
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