ABOUT A BOY (Theater Release Britain 2002)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Starsìììì

About a Boy—worthy script, great story—uses the acting skills of Hugh Grant and Rachel Wiesz to pull its story along. It is worth a watch.


A man becomes a big brother to a boy whose Mother is a drug addict.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Directors Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Lynn Harris and Nick Hornby for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Will Freeman (Hugh Grant), Marcus Brewer (Nicholas Hoult), Christine (Sharon Small), Imogen (Madison Cook), Imogen (Jordan Cook), John (Nicholas Hutchison), Barney (Ryan Speechley), Barney (Joseph Speechley), and Fiona Brewer (Toni Collette).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This film works as an afternoon flick when there is downtime—perhaps while riding the subway or bus home.

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