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About a Boy

2002-04-26 | Drama / Comedy
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Will Freeman is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is avoiding any kind of responsibility. But when he invents an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single moms, Will gets a hilarious 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're never too old to grow up.
Director: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Stars: Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult

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10 wins40 nominations
out of 6,159 movie awards
  • Academy Awards, USA

    Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay

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    Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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    Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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About a Boy FAQ

The production budget of About a Boy was 27,000,000 USD.
The genre of About a Boy is Drama,Comedy,Romance.
The casts of About a Boy are Hugh Grant starring as Will Freeman, Nicholas Hoult starring as Marcus Brewer, Toni Collette starring as Fiona Brewer, Rachel Weisz starring as Rachel, Natalia Tena starring as Ellie, Victoria Smurfit starring as Suzie.
On January 14, 2021, there were 5201 public reaction to About a Boy including romantic character, falling in love, huge crush, with memorable moments, immediately falling in love.
The revenue of About a Boy was 129,000,000 USD.
The certification of About a Boy is PG-13.
The release date of About a Boy is April 26, 2002.
About a Boy won 2003 AFI Awards, USA, 2003 Christopher Awards, 2003 Empire Awards, UK, 2003 Golden Camera, Germany, 2003 London Critics Circle Film Awards, 2003 Online Film & Television Association, 2003 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards, 2003 Satellite Awards, 2003 US Comedy Arts Festival.
Will Freeman is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is avoiding any kind of responsibility. But when he invents an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single moms, Will gets a hilarious 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're never too old to grow up..
The full version of About a Boy is provided by Amazon Video , YouTube , Google Play Movies , Apple iTunes , Starz , FandangoNOW , Vudu , Microsoft Store , Redbox , DIRECTV , FlixFling
On January 14, 2021, the IMDB rating of About a Boy is 7.0/10, Rotten Tomato rating is 93/100, Metacritic rating is 75/100, TMDB rating is 6.0/10.
The director of About a Boy is Chris Weitz.