About a boy

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London's most frequently eligible bachelor gets some lessons in growing up from a maladroit 12-year-old boy in this third big-screen adaptation of a Nick Hornby novel, directed and co-written by siblings Chris and Paul Weitz of American Pie fame. About a Boy concerns the parallel coming-of-age stories of the thirtysomething Will (Hugh Grant), a layabout "serial nice guy" living a posh, carefree lifestyle off his deceased father's fortune; and the preteen Marcus (Nicholas Hoult), a bright but awkward youth who's tired of his mom Fiona's (Toni Collette) depressed, boyfriend-less state. Their paths collide when Will, deciding that single mothers are the easiest romantic conquests on the dating scene, fabricates a two-year-old son and joins a group called S.P.A.T. (Single Parents Alone Together). Marcus is wise to Will's scheme, however, and through some incessant pestering and blackmail, he contrives for Will to date Fiona. Though Will doesn't hit it off immediately with either Marcus or his mother, he gradually begins to open up to the people around him -- so much so that he attracts the attention of another attractive single mom (Rachel Weisz). A U.S./U.K. co-production of Robert DeNiro's Tribeca Films and Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner's Working Title (the company responsible for the Grant-related Four Weddings and a Funeral and Bridget Jones's Diary), About a Boy was co-written by What's Eating Gilbert Grape creator Peter Hedges. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi
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Grouped Work IDccb3f351-8c9f-d3f6-764f-a98ea01e7054
Grouping Titleabout a boy
Grouping Authoruniversal pictures
Grouping Categorymovie
Last Grouping Update2019-10-13 05:59:14AM
Last Indexed2019-10-15 02:32:00AM

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auth_author2Adefarasin, Remi.
Badly Drawn Boy.
Bevan, Tim,
Bevan, Tim.
Brook, Isabel,
Brook, Isabel.
Collette, Toni,
Collette, Toni.
De Niro, Robert,
De Niro, Robert.
Epstein, Brad,
Epstein, Brad.
Fellner, Eric,
Fellner, Eric.
Grant, Hugh,
Grant, Hugh.
Hedges, Peter,
Hedges, Peter.
Hornby, Nick.
Hoult, Nicholas, 1989-
Hoult, Nicholas, 1990-
Moore, Nick.
Rosenthal, Jane, 1956-
Rosenthal, Jane, 1957-
Small, Sharon,
Small, Sharon, 1967-
Smurfit, Victoria, 1974-
Weisz, Rachel, 1970-
Weisz, Rachel, 1971-
Weitz, Chris, 1969-
Weitz, Paul, 1966-
author2-roleAdefarasin, Remi.
Badly Drawn Boy.
Bevan, Tim,producer.
Bevan, Tim.
Brook, Isabel,actor.
Brook, Isabel.
Collette, Toni,actor.
Collette, Toni.
De Niro, Robert,producer.
De Niro, Robert.
Epstein, Brad,producer.
Epstein, Brad.
Fellner, Eric,producer.
Fellner, Eric.
Grant, Hugh,actor.
Grant, Hugh.
Hedges, Peter,writer of screenplay.
Hedges, Peter.
Hornby, Nick.
Hornby, Nick.About a boy.
Hoult, Nicholas,1989-actor.
Hoult, Nicholas,1990-
Moore, Nick.
Rosenthal, Jane,1956-producer.
Rosenthal, Jane,1957-
Small, Sharon,1967-
Small, Sharon,actor.
Smurfit, Victoria,1974-
Smurfit, Victoria,1974-actor.
Studio Canal+.
Tribeca Productions.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Weisz, Rachel,1970-actor.
Weisz, Rachel,1971-
Weitz, Chris,1969-
Weitz, Chris,1969-screenwriter,director.
Weitz, Paul,1966-
Weitz, Paul,1966-screenwriter,director.
Working Title Films.
detailed_location_catalogSouth Natomas
display_descriptionWill is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is to avoid any kind of responsibility. So he decides to invent an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single moms. Will gets a 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 are never too cool to grow up.
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subject_facetBachelors -- Drama
Comedy films
DVD-Video discs
Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Man-woman relationships -- Drama
title_displayAbout a boy
title_fullAbout a boy [videorecording] / Universal Pictures and Studio Canal present a Tribeca/Working Title production, a Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz film ; producers, Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Brad Epstein, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner ; screenplay writers, Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz ; directors, Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz
About a boy [videorecording] / Universal Pictures and Studio Canal present a Tribeca/Working Title production, a Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz film ; producers, Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Brad Epstein, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner ; screenplay, Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz ; directors, Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz
title_shortAbout a boy
Feature films
Man-woman relationships