Year: 2002
USA: Universal Pictures
Cast: Hugh Grant, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Annabelle Apsion, Isabel Brook, Victoria Smurfit
Directors: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Countries: UK / USA
UK: 101 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for brief strong language and some thematic elements
UK Certificate: 12 contains infrequent strong language
USA Release Date: 17 May 2002
UK Release Date: 26 April 2002


Based on Nick Hornby's popular British novel, ABOUT A BOY is a comedy-drama starring Hugh Grant as Will, a rich, child-free, irresponsible Londoner who in search of available women, invents an imaginary son and starts attending single parent meetings. As a result of one of his liaisons, he meets Marcus (Nicholas Hoult), an odd 12 year-old with problems at school and a depressed mother (Toni Collette) at home. Gradually, Will and Marcus become friends, and as Will teaches Marcus how to be a cool kid, Marcus helps Will to finally grow up, fall in love and possibly even commit to a real adult relationship with a lovely single mother (Rachel Weisz).