About A Boy. Image shows from L to R: Will Freeman (Hugh Grant), Marcus (Nicholas Hoult). Image credit: Working Title Films.

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About A Boy

Film based on Nick Hornby's novel about a bittersweet friendship built up between a cynical, selfish man and a bullied 11 year old boy

Genre:
Film
Released:
2002
Starring:
Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Rachel Weisz, Victoria Smurfit, Toni Collette, Natalia Tena, Augustus Prew
Writers:
Nick Hornby, Peter Hedges
Production:
Working Title Films
& Studio Canal

Will is a thirty-something bachelor who spends his life luxuriating in the bliss of having nothing to do; Marcus is an 11 year old boy who is bullied and scared about his mum's mental health. Thrown together by a series of lies and scheming on Will's behalf, they build up a curious friendship.

From Marcus' influence, Will begins to change his ways and proves to everyone that he is not worthless.