About a Boy

2002

Action / Comedy / Drama / Romance

119
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 93%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 55%
IMDb Rating 7 10 167888

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Synopsis


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Director

Cast

Rachel Weisz as Rachel
Nicholas Hoult as Marcus Brewer
Toni Collette as Fiona Brewer
Hugh Grant as Will Freeman
720p.BLU
805.01 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
PG-13
23.976 fps
1 hr 41 min
P/S 9 / 60

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by marieconstance1 9 / 10

One of my all time favorites!

This is absolutely one of my favorite all time movies, I have it in my DVD collection, and whenever I'm feeling nostalgic and want to see a bit of London, hear witty British accents, then this is the film I watch. Nicholas Hoult is adorable in his role as "Marcus", I absolutely adore him, he'll do anything to make his mother happy, he wears the clothes and shoes she makes him wear, eats all the healthy food she makes him eat, sings the songs she likes ("Killing me softly"-has become an all time classic in my house because of this film); Toni Collette plays his crazy, vegan, hippy suicidal mother, when she makes him that loaf of organic brown bread that he kills a duck at the park- is one of our favorite scenes. He meets "Will" (Hugh Grant) who is a self-obsessed bachelor; they both become "friends" in an intricate and funny way, by Marcus practically barging into Will's life, taking over his home after school. Will, being more "hip" and into modern ways, tries to buy new sports shoes for Marcus, after he sees all the bullying and tormenting that Marcus is enduring at school, Marcus ends up going home shoeless in the rain. The entry of Rachel Weisz and her strange son in all of this, is also done in a funny way, and I love R.Weisz in everything she does, she is simply stunning. I love the plot, the London scenes, the whole comical story blends into one that has become a favorite with our family.

Reviewed by undeaddt 7 / 10

Chill and relaxing movie.

This is a typical saturday evening movie where you don't want to get up from your couch, you are feeling lazy and all you wanna do is eat something good and watch something that will not make your head hurt. I liked this movie pretty much, especially with Hugh Grant in it and his typical english behaviour. In this movie he exceeds himself in acting beyond my expectations along with the boy who was as good as him. The story is nothing special, it is a straight forward movie, but thoughtful and emotional.

Reviewed by Paul Kydd 9 / 10

About a Boy ****½ (9/10)

Available on Blu-ray Disc (Region B)

UK/USA/France 2002 English (Colour); Comedy/Drama/Romance (Universal/StudioCanal/Tribeca/Working Title); 101 minutes (12 certificate)

Crew includes: Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz (Directors); Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz (Screenwriters, adapting Novel by Nick Hornby **** [8/10]); Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Brad Epstein, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner (Producers); Nick Hornby, Lynn Harris (Executive Producers); Remi Adefarasin (Cinematographer); Jim Clay (Production Designer); Nick Moore (Editor); Badly Drawn Boy (Composer)

Cast includes: Hugh Grant (Will Freeman), Toni Collette (Fiona Brewer), Rachel Weisz (Rachel), Nicholas Hoult (Marcus Brewer), Isabel Brook (Angie), Sharon Small (Christine), Victoria Smurfit (Suzie)

Academy Award nomination: Adapted Screenplay; BAFTA nominations (2): Supporting Actress (Collette), Adapted Screenplay; Golden Globe nominations (2): Picture - Musical/Comedy, Actor - Musical/Comedy (Grant)

"Growing up has nothing to do with age."

During attempts to meet available women, a shallow, irresponsible bachelor (Grant) reluctantly strikes up a friendship with the unhappy, misfit son (Hoult) of an eccentric, suicidal hippie (Collette), which is jeopardised when he unexpectedly falls in love.

Not your typical British romcom, as the important relationship here is between man and boy, and what they learn from (and teach) one another, with a never-better Grant clearly relishing his newly-nurtured caddish ways first demonstrated in BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY.

Collette also shines in a difficult role that could have been played unsympathetically, while the dual narration works well in this excellent, largely faithful (except for the ending) adaptation of Hornby's 1998 novel.

Blu-ray Extras: None. ½ (1/10)

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