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About a Boy (movie)

20 Ratings: 3.3
A 2002 movie directed by Christ Weitz and Paul Weitz.

A box-office smash in England,About a Boywent on to charm the world as another fine adaptation (followingHigh Fidelity) of a popular Nick Hornby novel. WhileHigh Fidelitytransplanted its London charm to Chicago, this irresistible comedy was directed … see full wiki

Director: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: May 17, 2002
MPAA Rating: PG-13
4 reviews about About a Boy (movie)
review by . March 29, 2010
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This one of the funnier movies I've seen in a while - and believe me, I've suffered through hundreds of pathetic comedies.About a Boy is really about two boys: Hugh Grant, a rich, lazy heir, and Nicholas Hoult, the son of a suicidal single mom. It has its serious moments, but overall it's a great laugh. I love the way the movie reads into the minds of Grant and Hoult - it adds a whole new layer of comedy, allowing the characters to add sarcasm to the scene without making the movie unrealistic. The …
review by . March 27, 2008
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Pros: Small twist on an over used plot      Cons: Over used plot      The Bottom Line: Not terrible. And really not much of anything, but it didn't totally suck. If it comes on as you flip through, it's worth watching.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. About a Boy at first flush seems like a fluff film that isn’t even really a chick-flick. I had it sent because of Toni …
review by . April 24, 2003
Hugh Grant is one of my favorite film performers. Notice I don't say "actor." He doesn't really act, per se, since he's always riffing on basically the same character...usually with varying degrees of charming, slightly goofy befuddlement (NOTTING HILL, 9 MONTHS) or charm barely concealing nastiness (BRIDGET JONES). In a film such as EXTREME MEASURES, where he played a doctor turned amateur sleuth, he just wasn't convincing.So much of his success lies with his ability to pick roles tailor made for …
review by . January 16, 2003
Just when you think that every Hugh Grant movie is from a template too thinly worn, up pops ABOUT A BOY. With a fine script, excellent direction and supporting cast this is Hugh Grant's finest hour. Yes, he still maintains than British aloof gentleman aura, but here he allows us to see the shallow void of his character and then invites us to explore his self-evaluation and and salvation in getting on the trail of becoming a man with a meaningful life. The cast is excellent - Toni Collette, Rachel …
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