About A Boy

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Release Date:

  • May 17, 2002

DVD: January 14, 2003

1h 40m | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Will (Grant) is a rich, child-free, irresponsible Londoner who, in search of available women, invents an imaginary son and starts attending single parent meetings. As a result of one of his liaisons, he meets Marcus (Hoult), an odd 12-year-old with problems at school and a depressed mother (Collette) at home. Gradually, Will and Marcus become friends, and as Will teaches Marcus how to be a cool kid, Marcus helps Will to finally grow up, fall in love and possibly even commit to a real adult relationship with a lovely single mother (Weisz).

Based on Nick Hornby's best-selling novel by the same name. Nominated for a 2002 Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published.

Director: Chris and Paul Weitz
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Brad Epstein, Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Tim Bevan
Cast: Hugh Grant, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult
Writer(s): Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
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