Review: About A Boy

About A Boy

So yet another Hugh Grant film, hot(ish) on the heels of Bridget Jones Diary, but this time we don’t see the classic Hugh Grant performance - that of floppy hair and slight nervousness, provides us with a far more convincing role.

Grant plays Will, who believes every man is an island - if you don’t care about anybody, nobody cares about you, and so means a hassle free life. He does nothing for a living, being able to live of the royalties of a Christmas carol penned by his dad. ‘How does that work - should you get 10% from carol singers?’ Will: ‘Well yes, but you can’t always catch the buggers!’

Meanwhile Marcus, (the boy referred to in the title) is beginning to realise that just him and his suicidal mother aren’t enough to support each other - you need a least three.

This is a very funny film, and being a British film sees a lot of familiar faces from telly. The screenplay is excellent - a sort of modern day ‘A Christmas Carol’. Having not read Nick Hornby’s book, the film only encourages me to do so.


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 Gravatar#1 On January 25, 2006 3:08 PM, roxy said...

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Film Details

Directed by:
Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Hugh Grant, Toni Collette, Nicholas Hoult, Rachel Weisz
Universal Studios

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