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About a Boy

PG-13
Movie
2002
1h 41m
English
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Will Freeman is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is avoiding any kind of responsibility. But when he invents an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single moms, Will gets a hilarious lesson about life from a bright, but hopelessly geeky 12-year-old named Marcus. Now, as Will struggles to teach Marcus the art of being cool, Marcus teaches Will that you're never too old to grow up.
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6.9
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About a Boy (2002) on IMDb
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Hugh Grant
Will Freeman
Nicholas Hoult
Marcus Brewer
Toni Collette
Fiona Brewer
Sharon Small
Christine
Chris Webster
Ellie's Friend
Orlando Thor Newman
Louie, Angie's Kid
Paulette P Williams
Bitter Ex-Girlfriend
Susannah Doyle
Bitter Ex-Girlfriend
Fritha Goodey
Bitter Ex-Girlfriend
Delma Walsh
Bitter Ex-Girlfriend
Peter Roy
Will's Dad
Rosalind Knight
Lindsey's Mum
Sian Martin
Cute Waitress
Joanne Petitt
Hairdresser
Directed By: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Written By: Paul Weitz (Screenplay), Chris Weitz (Screenplay), + 3 more

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SeanMSU says...
9 years ago
I may be overrating it at an 8 but I really did see it at the perfect time. I woke up extremely hungover and feeling really lonely, ate some cereal while I lazily put my TV on without really paying attention to what was playing, and luckily this movie came on and despite initial reservations because it's not really my "type" of movie it really connected with me. The guy/girl surrounded by people but lonely at heart is something that a lot of people experience and this movie is a very accurate portrayal of that situation and how the two main characters are able to break away from it. It's not a movie that will shock and surprise and it's not an action packed thrill ride, but it's not supposed to be. It is extremely authentic and realistic and the performances are all spectacular. Hugh Grant was destined for this role. Give it a shot, especially if you are having a hard time.
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studiosampersand says...
8 years ago
I can't imagine having to sit through this movie once more --- ever. Once was more then enough waste of time
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gahudnall-deleted-1490229630 says...
10 years ago
Great message, great movie, but too much adult content and swearing to be higher than a 7.
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Narate says...
2 years ago
>"I didn't mean anything. About anything, to anyone. And I knew that guaranteed me a long, depression-free life." The guys who brought you American Pie also brought you this completely different style of movie. I am so glad I had no idea what this was about because I was pleasantly surprised. Hugh Grant is as charming as ever and Nicolas Hoult is great. Maybe it was a little overhyped, but I do love the banter in this.
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John Chard
4 years ago
It didn't kill me softly.

Will is self centered and has cast off all his responsibilities. But during one of his more dubious scams to date single mothers, he is forced to reconsider his moral fibre after coming into contact with a 12 year old outcast named Marcus.

Adapted from the massively More
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