Both Fiona and Marcus beat to their own respective drummers. After a setup by his sister, he finds that single moms make for the best dating potential. Except of course Grant's character, who is rich by inheritance. He is a solitary man who places himself as the first and only priority in life. Rachel Weicz, by the way, who has top female billing, is a small element in the movie, and a lifeless one. If your looking to be heart wrenched well I don't think it will make you cry but no doubt it has it's sadder moment but in any case, tissues should not be needed whilst viewing. Grant gives a good performance, albeit one that isn't far away from any other role that he has played before or since.
He's never worked a real job in his life, living off the royalties of his father one big hit song. Will Freeman Hugh Grant thinks of himself as a self-sufficient island. . He comes across the idea that dating single moms meets his selfish carnal needs. Both Fiona and Marcus beat to their own respective drummers. I cringed throughout this dross that anyone could enjoy it or fall for the daft plot.
The relationship between the pair and the funny moments they deliver is what makes the film. I liked the songs of Badly Drawn Boy. Marcus will do whatever he can to make his depressed mother happy, even if it causes himself grief. Meanwhile, thirty-eight year old Will Freeman is a slacker who has lived comfortably off the royalties of a song Twelve year old Marcus Brewer lives with his chronically depressed single mother, Fiona Brewer. Marcus will do whatever he can to make his depressed mother happy, even if it causes himself grief. The other female lead, the boy's mother, is Toni Collette, who plays an unappealing role with total conviction.
I liked this movie pretty much, especially with Hugh Grant in it and his typical english behaviour. Part of the taunts against him are the fact that he sings and speaks to himself without even realizing that he is doing it. This adaptation by Brothers Weitz of the Nick Horny novel of the same name is a very refreshing comedy-drama that successfully uses a double voice-over narration, one of a man who hasn't quite grown up Grant and the other of a boy who has to grow up too quickly Hoult. Meanwhile, thirty-eight year old Will Freeman is a slacker who has lived comfortably off the royalties of a song Director :. Toni Colette's vegan grown-up-hippie and chronically depressed mother is brilliantly conceived and executed by one of the best actresses of our era.
When I first saw it I instantly dismissed it. This film is awkwardly hilarious and towards the end of the film, Marcus delivers a line to Will that should make every human take a step back and evaluate their own life. We see something that we did not have a chance to see before in Grant's career. Nicholas Hoult delivers a natural performance. Meanwhile, thirty-eight year old Will Freeman is a slacker who has lived comfortably off the royalties of a song written by his deceased father, and as such has never had to work a day in his life.
Nicholas Hoult gave his break out performance here, and has rightly gone onto other things. For me, the best part of this film is the exceptional performances from Hugh Grant and Nicholas Hoult, who play Will and Marcus respectively. I can't say this is my favourite Hugh Grant film, or even the one he will be remembered for, but it's an interesting enough film. It's touching and emotional at times but then hilariously heart-warming at others. About a Boy 2002 This is a pretty straight forward light comedy, well done, with no great insights or surprises. I just love this movie more every time I watch it and I've seen it five times. However, plans go awry when he befriends with Marcus, the weird 12-year-old son of his latest target.
The strength that Marcus displays as he makes conscious efforts to force Will to become a part of his family was odd, but powerful. Two different lives, two different sets of problems but ultimately one thing in common: depression, loneliness and unhappiness. About a Boy is a heart-warming comedy film starring Hugh Grant and introducing Nicholas Hoult. He had the support of Hugh Grant so it wasn't on his shoulders to carry the movie on his own but he had a significant amount of screen time and was as an important character as Hugh Grant. Most of all, it's about love and the need for human connections. However, plans go awry when he befriends with Marcus, the weird 12-year-old son of his latest target.
Part of the taunts against him are the fact that he sings and speaks to himself without even realizing that he is doing it. Will and Marcus are brought together by a lie and a single parent help group. He's certainly not those movie kids who are made to look cute because the director can't get them to act so credit does go to the Weitzs. So, it's either the usual excuse that I am simply too stupid to understand such an artistic masterpiece, or I must try to figure out what it was that most viewers found to be so appealing about this otherwise boring and ridiculous motion picture. If you like good old romps and a fun old adventure then this is for you as it really spans over a good year to show you truly everything about each main characters life. Be happy, you may reach thousands of satisfied members whom became fed up with waiting for dvds from the mail, and now you can watch totally free About a Boy.