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About a Boy
One ordinary couple. One little white lie.
Will Freeman 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 off 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.
This is a film about a boy...
standing in front of a mannish boy...
asking him to....
SHAKE YA ASS! WATCH YOURSELF! SHAKE YA ASS! SHOW ME WHAT YOU'RE WORKING WITH! COME ON!
Ok, for high class white people who don't understand that at all, those were lyrics to a song by Mystikal. It will make sense once you see this wonderful, funny, deep, moving film.
I might regret posting this review.
Be advised, it gets a bit personal.
I haven't watched About A Boy since about 2004. In the two years between its release and that curfew I had seen it at the cinema and bought it on DVD. I'd watched it a lot. Then one day I settled down to watch it when I wasn't in the right frame of mind. There was too much heavy stuff going on in my life and, just like Toni Collette in the film, I burst into tears.
It wasn't anything in the film that caused it I don't think - though Badly Drawn Boy's bittersweet, achingly beautiful soundtrack could be enough to cause the odd tear I…
Directors: Chris Weitz & Paul Weitz
Screenwriters: Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz & Paul Weitz
Based on the novel of the same name by Nick Hornby
Cast: Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Nat Gastiain Tena, Jenny Galloway, Ben Ridgeway & Augustus Prew
Runtime: 101 min // Certificate: 12
I always thought I hated About A Boy but it’s nowhere near as bad as I remember it being. I mean fair enough, it’s still sort of terrible but it has a sweetness and sincerity to it that I find quite endearing in my old age (I’m 22, but you know what I mean).
Based on a novel by Nick Hornby, About A Boy tells the story of a man – Will (Grant)…
One of the few films classed as a "Romantic Comedy" that I can actually stomach, that's probably because it's not all sickly love and laughs, it deals with some very serious issues, handling them carefully and balancing the comedy in a respectfully smooth way. Charming, but not overly so, funny without being silly and as the credits roll you are certain to have a smile on your face.
About a boy is full of charm, laughs, and heart. Hugh Grant is as likable as ever and Hoult gives a great debut performance
"It was terrible! Terrible! But driving really fast behind the ambulance was fantastic!"
Featuring Hugh Grant's finest performance to date, About A Boy is a sweet, often funny film that doesn't quite explore the darker themes as well as I would've liked, but makes up for it by putting me in the company of some truly wonderful characters for 90 minutes.
A very engaging and witty film about a man who befriends a troubled young boy who is coping with his mother's near-suicide attempt as he brings some fulfillment to a man who does nothing with his life.
Me, I didn't mean anything. About anything, to anyone. And I knew that guaranteed me a long, depression-free life.
Few films manage to be as funny as About a Boy; even fewer are able to be as funny, touching and uplifting all at the same time. Hugh Grant does a great job of playing a rich, lazy and entitled lay-about with no direction that you still find yourself rooting for whilst Nicholas Hoult puts in a great breakthrough performance at such a tender age. It's a brilliantly moving film that manages to be charmingly funny whilst dealing with some really serious issues.
I can see how it could be enjoyable to lots of people and it had some moments, but I was really underwhelmed by the whole thing.
Hugh Grant can just fuck off. He's like pre-Ryan Reynolds. Annoying ass narration. Plastic.
The title is true.
The directors of American Pie surprised all bringing to the screen Nick Hornby's novel so well. The film is a great story of manhood and family values set against the weirdness of contemporary society. And is very funny in places, thanks largely to Hugh Grant straying a little from his usual romcom persona. Having shorter hair certainly helped that. Weisz is just gorgeous in this film.
There is one moment in About a Boy that occurs fairly early on, in which a gag is made at the expense of made-for-TV Hallmark style films. About a Boy really isn't in a position where it can make such jokes, since it is exactly the target of its own ridicule. The movie is schmaltzy, predictable, and almost sickeningly sweet. But About a Boy succeeds anyway, largely because of its game cast and smart script.
Will Freeman is a selfish man with no job (he lives off the royalties of a popular song his father wrote) who has been through a great many relationships (none lasting more than two months). While on a picnic with a potential girlfriend, Freeman meets…
D'awww baby Nicholas Hoult! Perfect movie while I recuperate from today.
O filme dosa na medida certa o humor e o drama, tendo como principal atrativo a relação entre Will (Hugh Grant) e Marcus (Nicholas Hout), a trilha sonora é agradável e é importante destacar que apesar de Hugh Grant ser um ator limitado e que muito pouco se arrisca na carreira, aqui acaba tendo um de seus melhores trabalhos.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Singin' in the Rain
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
- All the President's Men
- The Godfather
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