About a Boy


A perpetual bachelor of independent means borrows a young boy to pretend he is a single parent. The boy decides he likes him and forces his way into a friendship, intent on matchmaking for his unmarried mom. And so the reluctant friendship develops, as they each fill a gap in the other's life...


101 minutes.
Parental Guidance (Language) .
Comedy, Drama
So you say your mom
So you say your mom's a hottie?

Credits

Cast
Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Sharon Small, Toni Collette
Director
Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
ScreenplayPeter Hedges, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz, from the novel by Nick Hornby
MusicDamon Gough, Charles Fox, Chad Hugo, Mystikal, Pharrell Williams
CinematographyRemi Adefarasin
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2002
Produced byKalima Productions, Studio Canal, Tribeca Productions, Working Title Films

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

The Moviesite
Ian Douglas
12
The Cape Times
Kenneth Turan
10
The Star
Tanya Farber
18
Die Burger
Riana Jenkins
15
Tygerburger
Mariana Malan
15
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
Total Movie
James White
15
eye Weekly
Catharine Tunnacliffe
13
Box Office
Christine James
13
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
15

What the People say

Internet
3831 Netizens
16

Average .. 71%

14

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: Just as in the States, the distributors chose to open this opposite another blockbuster, which is odd, because this movie is actually pretty good. It's not a rom-com in the traditional sense, although it does have aspects of that genre. More of a male conflict-and-bonding affair. The trailer does not do it justice, it seems more tailored for an American audience. Enjoy.






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