About a Boy (2002)
About a Boy (2002)
Critic Consensus: About a Boy benefits tremendously from Hugh Grant's layered performance, as well as a funny, moving story that tugs at the heartstrings without tilting into treacle.
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Critic Reviews for About a Boy
Even people who don't usually like Hugh Grant will be charmed by him in the scrappy, slightly scandalous comedy About a Boy.
The directors Paul and Chris Weitz -- the American Pie brothers -- have tried hard not to make a tearjerker, and at its best the movie is knowing and tart.
Mainstream comedies should all be this funny and tender and deftly performed.
Will is a flintier, more sarcastic and impatient character than we've seen Grant play, yet there's a core of decency about him.
Hugh Grant hilariously redefines the word "playboy" in the first half of this film, then gets human, without losing his comic edge, under the influence of the title waif.
Audience Reviews for About a Boy
Nicey nice British comedy. Not even remotely believable in any way. It has not stood up to a rewatch. I remember initially enjoying this, but over 10 years later, the message is a bit irritating, and so is Toni Collette here. Still, if you don't dig too deep, it is enjoyable enough. Not a must see, but sugary fluff for the background.
"I am an island. I am bloody Ibiza!" Based on Nick Hornby's best-selling novel, About A Boy is the story of a cynical, immature young man who is taught how to act like a grown-up by a little boy.
About a Boy Quotes
|Will Freeman:||"Once you open your door to one person, anyone can come in."|
|Will Freeman:||Once you open your door to one person, anyone can come in.|
|Marcus:||(to Will before going to sing in show)What are you doing here?|
|Marcus:||[to Will before going to sing in show] What are you doing here?|
|Will Freeman:||Well, I heard you were about to commit social suicide so I thought I'd just drop by, you know|
|Will Freeman:||Every man is an Island.|
|Will Freeman:||Every man is an island.|
|Marcus:||You don't give a shit about anybody, and nobody gives a shit about you.|
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