About a Boy (2002)
Front Cover Actor
Hugh Grant Will
Toni Collette Fiona
Nicholas Hoult Marcus
Rachel Weisz Rachel
Sharon Small Christine
Madison Cook Imogen
Jordan Cook Imogen
Nicholas Hutchison John
Ryan Speechley Barney
Joseph Speechley Barney
Nat Gastiain Tena Ellie
Laura Kennington Ellie's Friend
Tanika Swaby Ellie's Friend
Peter McNicholl Ellie's Friend
Christopher Webster Ellie's Friend
Ben Ridgeway Lee, The Bully
Jack Warren Lee's Sidekick
Russell Barr Maitre D'
Isabel Brook Angie
Orlando Thor Newman Angie's Kid
Paulette Williams Bitter Ex-Girlfriend
Fritha Goodey Bitter Ex-Girlfriend
Susannah Doyle Bitter Ex-Girlfriend
Delma Walsh Bitter Ex-Girlfriend
Jonathan Franklin Mark
John Kamal Nicky
Tessa Vale Class Teacher
Lorna Dallison Woman in Supermarket
Bethany Muir Child in Supermarket
Bruce Alexander Husband in Supermarket
Joyce Henderson Moira/SPAT
Jenny Galloway Frances/SPAT
Janine Duvitski Caroline/SPAT
Sue Hyams Additional SPAT Woman
Maggie Kahal Additional SPAT Woman
Lynn Askew Additional SPAT Woman
Beverly Milward Additional SPAT Woman
Danielle Harvey Additional SPAT Woman
Anna Maria Credenzone Philip Additional SPAT Woman
Sarah King Additional SPAT Woman
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Comedy
Director Paul Weitz; Chris Weitz
Producer Tim Bevan; Robert De Niro; Brad Epstein; Eric Fellner; Jane Rosenthal
Writer Nick Hornby; Peter Hedges; Chris Weitz; Paul Weitz
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 101 mins
Country UK
Color Color
Plot
A box-office smash in England, About a Boy went on to charm the world as another fine adaptation (following High Fidelity) of a popular Nick Hornby novel. While High Fidelity transplanted its London charm to Chicago, this irresistible comedy was directed by Americans Chris and Paul Weitz (American Pie) with its British pedigree intact. Better yet, Hugh Grant is perfectly cast as Will, a self-absorbed trust-fund slacker who tries to improve his romantic odds by preying on desperate single mothers. His cynical strategy backfires when he recruits the misfit son (Nicholas Hoult) of a suicidal mother (Toni Collette) to pose as his own son, thus proving his parental prowess to his latest single-mom target (Rachel Weisz). The kid has a warming effect on this ultimate cad, and what could have been a sappy tearjerker turns into a subtle, frequently hilarious portrait of familial quirks and elevated self-esteem. From start to finish, it's a genuine treat. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 5
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 025192197925
Release Date 2003
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
Links
Internet Movie Database