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

About A Boy

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

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 and Augustus Prew
Writers
Nick Hornby and Peter Hedges
Directors
Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz
Producer
Tim Bevan

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.

Production Details

Tagline
Growing up has nothing to do with age
UK certificate
12
Duration
97 minutes
Release date
Friday 26th April 2002
Box office
£16,387,798
Production companies
Soundtrack
Badly Drawn Boy provides nearly all of the music for this film.
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Friday 7th December 2018 at 9:00pm on ITVBe

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