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About a Boy

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Original title
About a Boy
Running time
105 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz (Novel: Nick Hornby)
Damon Gough
Remi Adefarasin
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Universal Pictures / Studiocanal / Working Title Films / Tribeca Productions
Comedy. Drama | Comedy-Drama. Friendship. Childhood
Movie Groups
Nick Hornby Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
Will Lightman (Hugh Grant) is a hip Londoner in his late thirties who one day realizes that his friends are all involved with the responsibilities of married life and that leaves him alone in the cold. Passing himself as a single father, he starts to meet a string of single mums, confident in his ability to leave them behind when they start to ask for a commitment. But Will's hope of a continued bachelorhood is interrupted when he meets 12-year old Marcus, in many ways his complete opposite.
2002: Nominated for Oscar: Best Adapted Screenplay
2002: 2 Nominations for Golden Globe: Best Movie Comedy or Musical, Actor (Hugh Grant)
2002: 2 BAFTA Nominations: Best Supporting Actress (Collette) and Adapted Screenplay
2002: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Movies of the Year
2002: Nominated for Critics' Choice Awards: Best Young Actor (Nicholas Hoult)
2002: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
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