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About a Boy (2002) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

2465

Avg. Rating:

2.74/4

# of Ratings:

231

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

05/17/2002

Director:

Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz

Actors:

Nicholas Hoult
Hugh Grant
Toni Collette
Rachel Weisz
Nicholas Hutchison
Sharon Small

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A man is taught how to act like a man by a young boy who continues to pester him into hanging out and being there for him while the man claims he can leave any woman with no commitment what so ever.

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Matthew Brady 03/17/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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4/4 

The story is about a man is taught how to act like a man by a young boy who continues to pester him into hanging out and being there for him while the man claims he can leave any woman with no commitment what so ever. This movie was heartwarming and funny to watch. Hugh Grant and Nicholas Hoult both worked well together in the movie.

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Yojimbo 09/13/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2/4 

The combination of Nick Hornby, Toni Collette, Badly Drawn Boy and an unusually bearable performance by Hugh Grant makes for Bridget Jones for boys.

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donkeyknight 06/06/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

You need at least 3. The way this movie genuinely unfolds and redeems and rebuilds its characters is a joyful, natural sight to see, accompanied by great performances from the entire cast and excellent music from Badly Drawn Boy. This should be in the top 1000.

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Chris Kavan 11/16/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

To me Hugh Grant is the male equivalent of Julia Roberts, and just like Julia Roberts, I only like a handful of films from either one. This is one of Grant's better efforts and I admit, it's a pretty good film.

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mitchellyoung 08/07/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

A very human and natural comedy - one that doesn't need to be in-your-face with its humor, but instead relies on natural emotional beats to tell its story. Hugh Grant has never been better and the writing is what brings the film home, for sure.

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12/11/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Review - About a Boy (2002)

Will (Hugh Grant) was an immature man who did nothing with his life before he met Marcus (Nicholas Hoult). He learns to be an adult through this child in “About a Boy.”

To date I haven’t seen a Grant film that wasn’t absolutely charming (granted, I’ve only seen two), and this is no exception. He always seems to choose films where he plays the unlikely love interest. Or maybe he’s just typecast?

This film also was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars, which I believe it deserved (winning, I don’t know, as I haven’t seen “The Pianist”). The story is great, and somehow made me want to watch “Kramer vs. Kramer” again (even though the two have nothing in common whatsoever).

While I don’t think I’ve explained myself very well, I think “About a Boy” is a very fun, very tr...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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