About a Boy

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by Pattie on 5/27/2005

Love, love, love Hugh Grant and he is amazing in this movie, as are the rest of the cast. Get the idea Hugh is like this in real life - going to single parent meetings (he has no kids) because of the dating potential. Funny and touching, highly recommend this to add to your home library.

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Fantasic Movie

by chutneylix on 12/18/2007

One of my all time favorites. Its a simple but marvelously told story thats acted even better. Of course the soundtrack just elevates everything further. I own it on CD and have since become a huge fan of Badly Drawn Boy although I still hold his work on About A Boy higher than everything else probably because of my love for the film. My only complaint is that the movie deserves a much better treatment on DVD. Maybe a 2 disc special edition with a full director's commentary and a better transfer. When that comes out, I will be the first in line to get it.

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Will lightman is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is avoiding any kind of responsibility. But when he invents an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single moms, will gets a hilarious lesson about life from a bright but hopelessly geeky 12-year-old named marcus.


Studio Universal
SKU 40172751
UPC 025192197925
UPC 14 00025192197925
Format DVD
Release Date 9/1/2015
Rating Rating
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Name Grant,Hugh
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Name Chris Weitz
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Name Paul Weitz
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Name Chris Weitz/Paul Weitz
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Cast & Crew
Hugh Grant - Actor
Madison Cook - Actor
Nicholas Hoult - Actor
Rachel Weisz - Actor
Sharon Small - Actor
Toni Collette - Actor
Nick Hornby - Based On A Book By
Nick Hornby - Based On Novel By
Priscilla John - Casting By
Remi Adefarasin - Cinematographer
Nicky Kentish Barnes - Co-Produced By
Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin, Hardy Justice - Co-Producers
Joanna Johnston - Costume Designer
Paul Weitz & Chris Weitz - Directed By
Paul Weitz - Director
Chris Weitz - Director
Remi Adefarasin - Director of Photography
Nick Moore - Editor
Nick Hornby, Lynn Harris - Executive Producers
Badly Drawn Boy - Music By
Damon Gough - Musical Score
Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Brad Epstein, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner - Produced By
Robert De Niro - Producer
Tim Bevan - Producer
Jim Clay - Production Designer
Peter Hedges and Chris Weitz & Paul Weitz - Screenplay By
Peter Hedges - Writer
Golden Globe (2003) Hugh Grant, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture--Musical or Comedy
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review Every once in a while, a movie comes along that, despite traversing familiar terrain, is made with enough all-around skill that it overcomes its clichŽd origins. About a Boy is such a movie.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Widescreen
Product Attributes
Actor Grant,Hugh
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Thelma Adams, US WEEKLY The best comedy of the year!
David Ansen, NEWSWEEK Irresistible!
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone The acid comedy of Grant's performance carries the film.
Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper, EBERT & ROEPER Two thumbs up!
Joe Leydon, The Examiner ...an exceptionally fine and richly entertaining film...
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times Hugh Grant...has never been more charming...

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