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About A Boy

1 h 41 min2002X-Ray12
Hugh Grant stars as a smooth bachelor who avoids responsibility, but the newcomers to his life, including Rachael Weisz and Toni Collette, show him you're never too old to grow up.
Chris WeitzPaul Weitz
Rachel WeiszNicholas HoultVictoria Smurfit
English [CC]
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Supporting actors
Toni ColletteHugh Grant
Jane RosenthalBrad EpsteinEric FellnerTim BevanRobert De Niro
Universal Pictures
Content advisory
Alcohol usesexual contentsmokingviolence
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4.6 out of 5 stars

886 global ratings

  1. 77% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 14% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 5% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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Anthony ManmohanReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 June 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Unusually funny
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Grant is a care free bachelor looking to meet up with single mums by joining a single parent group and invents a child until he has to find one to play the part to cover up his lie.

Hoult is an unusual schoolboy and a mummies boy who changes the lives of everyone around him, while he and Grant becomes friends.
DIBAReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 January 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
About a Boy film
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Watched this with my adult children and although I’d seen it before we really enjoyed it.
It’s funny, sad and happy at the same time.
It is really relevant to modern day principles and quite a meaningful film. Definitely one to watch especially as Hugh Grant is at his best in it!
j carterReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 April 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
No good
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Received this dvd yesterday when playing it half way throught it frozed. Tryed to move it on by fast forwarding it and it just wouldn't go. Tryed gently wiping the dvd but still no luck tryed and not her dvd player still no luck.
Vivienne Woods SmithReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 October 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
A film that has stood the test of time
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For rest and relaxation perfect, a good choice by me!
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deezus Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 September 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
A joy
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My favourite film a joy to watch and laugh at
Miss L E S HutchinsonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 July 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Wrong order
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I did not receive this, I received unordered cake plates
Zaffar MahmoodReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 April 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
really good film,
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easy going story with good flow. Nice background message about life and society..
2 people found this helpful
zillionReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 July 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
great performance, I love this film
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Normally mention Hugh Grant and I am off, but not on this occasion, great performance, I love this film , not sure why it reminds me of Bad Santa as no where near as foul but a great laugh and very touching in places.
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