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About a Boy

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Suitable for mature persons.

NOTE: Adult themes, Low level coarse language

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About a Boy

Growing up has nothing to do with age.

In this fine adaptation of Nick Hornby's novel, Hugh Grant plays Will, a 38-year old Londoner living a bachelor lifestyle on the back of royalties earned from a Christmas song penned by his dad years earlier. A serial womaniser, he spends his days lazing around his designer pad watching TV, and then comes up with the idea of attending a single parents group as a new way to pick up women.

There he invents a two-year old son for himself, and it all results in his encountering lonely, bullied schoolboy Marcus (Nicholas Hoult) and his depressive, music therapist mother (Toni Collette). Marcus soon learns that Will has been lying and so blackmails him into letting him hang out at his place and watch afternoon telly. However, what starts out as an uneasy quiz show watching alliance inevitably turns into a friendship of sorts…

Special Features:

  • Feature Commentary with Chris & Paul Weitz
  • Making Of
  • Deleted Scenes With Director's Com­mentary
  • Badly Drawn Boy Music Videos
  • Born In The UK – Interview with Badly Drawn Boy
  • DVD Rom Features

Critic Reviews:

  • " Even people who don't usually like Hugh Grant will be charmed by him in the scrappy, slightly scandalous comedy About a Boy. " – Jami Bernard
  • " Mainstream comedies should all be this funny and tender and deftly performed. " – David Edelstein
  • " About a Boy is better than a feelgood movie, it's a feelgreat movie – genuinely clever, affecting when you least expect it to be and funny from start to finish. " – Joe Morgenstern
Re-released on
November 6th, 2003
Movie Format
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
Length (Minutes)
English - HI, Arabic, Romanian, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Hebrew
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Number of Discs
  • Comedy
Original Release Year
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