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About a Boy

Country: UK

Genre: Comedy



Will Lightman 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 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.


  • Based upon the novel by Nick Hornby



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22 member reviews/ratings for this Movie

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Nicholas Hoult is a handsome lad and turns in an excellent performance. The friendship between his character and Hugh Grant's is the central relationship in the movie, and it's nicely portrayed, with the two actors working very well together. The rest of the movie, however, is rather less good: it's neatly and slickly made, but overall it pales in comparison to really good odd-couple buddy movies such as Alice in the Cities and Stud Life.

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Good Movie & Nice Picture.

Love it!

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This just didn't work for me. I didn't connect with any character.

My Movie Rating: Red StarRed Star 2 / 10
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I'm retracting the "Don't Bother" status! The first time I watched this film, I didn't get much past the 1st 30min. I just watched it again, all the way through this time, I have to say I can relate to Marcus, I WAS him at his age! e.i. the Social Outcast at school! So I decided to give this movie a break, and raise my rating a point!

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