Overall Rank: 2644
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 232
Theatrical Release Date: 05/17/2002
Genre: Comedy, Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Actors: Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Grant, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hutchison, Sharon Small
Plot: 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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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/06/2019
"About a Boy" overcomes predictability with sentimentality, wit, and sincerity.
Matthew Brady - wrote on 03/17/2014
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.
Yojimbo - wrote on 09/13/2012
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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Delorted - wrote on 12/11/2007
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 …
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