About a Boy

I’d say that this was a fairly fresh take on a genre and theme that has been done before.  Hugh Grant does his best Hugh Grant and the narration does a nice job of sharing the thoughts of the two male leads.  While I wanted to really love the film  I settled for liking it a lot, which is nothing to complain about.  I liked the ending although I would think that many people had hoped for something different.

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Movie title: About a Boy

Movie description: 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.

Date published: 2021-03-07

Director(s): Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz

Actor(s): Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Natalia Tena, Victoria Smurfit, Augustus Prew, Sharon Small, Madison Cook, Jordan Cook, Nicholas Hutchison, Ryan Speechley, Joseph Speechley, Denise Stephenson, Christopher Webster, Isabel Brook, Orlando Thor Newman, Paulette P. Williams, Susannah Doyle, Fritha Goodey, Delma Walsh, Peter Roy, Rosalind Knight, Sian Martin, Joanne Petitt, Cathy Murphy, Mark Heap, Claire Harman, Jason Salkey, Annabelle Apsion, Russell Barr, Joyce Henderson, Jenny Galloway, Janine Duvitski, Alex Kew, Murray Lachlan Young, Matthew James Thomas, Aaron Keeling, Sidney Livingstone, Bethany Muir, Tessa Vale

Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance

My Review

I’d say that this was a fairly fresh take on a genre and theme that has been done before.  Hugh Grant does his best Hugh Grant and the narration does a nice job of sharing the thoughts of the two male leads.  While I wanted to really love the film  I settled for liking it a lot, which is nothing to complain about.  I liked the ending although I would think that many people had hoped for something different.

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