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Thumbnail for About a Boy (2002) About a Boy (2002)

Basics Critics:83Rusty:76
Sub-Category: romantic comedy, comedy drama, film based on a novel, drama filmMain subject: dysfunctional familyNarrative location: LondonRuntime: 101 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: France, United States, United Kingdom, GermanyFilming location: Greenwich District HospitalDirector: Chris Weitz, Paul WeitzScreenwriter: Peter HedgesBased on: About a BoyMusic: Badly Drawn BoyCinematography: Remi AdefarasinStars: Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Natalia Tena, Sharon Small, Victoria Smurfit, Augustus PrewProducer: Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Tim Bevan, Eric FellnerStudio: StudioCanal, TriBeCa Productions, Working Title FilmsAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz)Award details: (details at IMDb)

Will Freeman 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. Now, as Will struggles to teach Marcus the art of being cool, Marcus teaches Will that you're never too old to grow up.

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