About A Boy

If sibling directors Paul and Chris Weitz, best known for the slapstick teen comedy AMERICAN PIE, were looking to establish themselves as more mature filmmakers, they succeeded handily with this adaptation of UK author Nick (High Fidelity) Hornby's 1998 novel of the same title. Working from their own excellent screenplay, co-written with Peter Hedges, they...read more

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Based on Nick Hornby?s popular British novel, About a Boy is 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.

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  • Released: 2002
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Review: If sibling directors Paul and Chris Weitz, best known for the slapstick teen comedy AMERICAN PIE, were looking to establish themselves as more mature filmmakers, they succeeded handily with this adaptation of UK author Nick (High Fidelity) Hornby's 1998 no… (more)

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