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      About a Boy

      PG-13 Released May 17, 2002 1h 40m Comedy Drama Romance TRAILER for About a Boy: Trailer 1 List About a Boy: Trailer 1 About a Boy: Trailer 1 0:31 View more videos
      93% Tomatometer 185 Reviews 55% Audience Score 250,000+ Ratings A comedy-drama starring Hugh Grant as Will, a rich, child-free and irresponsible Londoner in his thirties who, in search of available women, invents an imaginary son and starts attending single parent meetings. As a result of one of his liaisons, he meets Marcus, an odd 12-year-old boy with problems at school. Gradually, Will and Marcus become friends, and as Will teaches Marcus how to be a cool kid, Marcus helps Will to finally grow up. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      About a Boy benefits tremendously from Hugh Grant's layered performance, as well as a funny, moving story that tugs at the heartstrings without tilting into treacle.

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      Jami Bernard New York Daily News Even people who don't usually like Hugh Grant will be charmed by him in the scrappy, slightly scandalous comedy About a Boy. Rated: 3/4 Feb 10, 2014 Full Review David Denby New Yorker The directors Paul and Chris Weitz -- the American Pie brothers -- have tried hard not to make a tearjerker, and at its best the movie is knowing and tart. Feb 10, 2014 Full Review David Edelstein Slate Mainstream comedies should all be this funny and tender and deftly performed. Feb 10, 2014 Full Review Rachel Wagner Hallmarkies Podcast A funny, insightful, sweet film Jan 8, 2024 Full Review Danny Anderson Film Inquiry The film has tremendous star power, added to this fact, it's a remarkably warm and witty film, filmed with unique creativity and visual gusto, and a catchy soundtrack. Jun 12, 2021 Full Review Sergio Benítez Espinof The splendid effectiveness of 'About a Boy' lies fully in the precise work of adaptation that the Weitz brothers make of the original text. [Full Review in Spanish] Sep 4, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Leielle D This movie is definitely one of my favorites. It shows the themes of hardship, friendship and the importance of allowing new experiences, new people and new perspectives into your life. It is also incredibly funny, witty, and so interesting. I love this movie!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/24 Full Review Snuggly Great, heartwarming movie. Hugh Grant's comedic timing is on point. Toni Collette is fantastic too. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/29/24 Full Review ED M I have always loved that movie. Is a funny film, I love the characters. I think is a great script. One of my fav movies. And the soundtrack is great. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/14/24 Full Review James M I unfortunately cannot give lower than half a star for this work that calls itself a film. This is in my top ten of the worst films I have ever seen in all my life. There is not a single character to like in this trainwreck. Everyone is either a liar, a manipulator, a bully, or a blackmailer and everyone acts as though it is a completely normal thing. Please people heed my warning and whatever you do DON'T WATCH THIS VILE GARBAGE!! Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 11/28/23 Full Review Madie R "About a Boy" exceedingly benefits from Hugh Grant's stratified performance, as well as a quick-witted, touching story that tugs at the heartstrings. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 09/16/23 Full Review Holly Oh it's sooo good!!! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/02/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A comedy-drama starring Hugh Grant as Will, a rich, child-free and irresponsible Londoner in his thirties who, in search of available women, invents an imaginary son and starts attending single parent meetings. As a result of one of his liaisons, he meets Marcus, an odd 12-year-old boy with problems at school. Gradually, Will and Marcus become friends, and as Will teaches Marcus how to be a cool kid, Marcus helps Will to finally grow up.
      Director
      Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
      Producer
      Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Brad Epstein, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner
      Screenwriter
      Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz, Nick Hornby
      Distributor
      Universal Pictures
      Production Co
      Tribeca Productions
      Rating
      PG-13 (Some Thematic Elements|Brief Strong Language)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama, Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 17, 2002, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 19, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $40.6M
      Runtime
      1h 40m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Stereo, Dolby Digital, Dolby A, Surround, Dolby SR
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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