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About a Boy 2002

  • Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
  • May 17, 2002
  • 101 mins
  • English
  • Comedy, Drama, Romance
One ordinary couple. One little white lie.
Will Freeman is a hip Londoner who one day realizes that his friends are all involved with the responsibilities of married life and that leaves him alone in the cold. Passing himself off as a single father, he starts to meet a string of single mums, confident in his ability to leave them behind when they start to ask for a commitment. But Will's hope of a continued bachelorhood is interrupted when he meets 12-year old Marcus, in many ways his complete opposite.


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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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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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Great message, great movie, but too much adult content and swearing to be higher than a 7.

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