About a Boy
Widescreen
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Production year: 2002
Directors: Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 025192-197925
Running time: 1:41 (101 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: January 14, 2003
Collection type: Owned (#31)
Status: Available
Purchase date: January 14, 2003
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Hugh Grant (Notting Hill, Bridget Jones's Diary) is simply brilliant in this comedy hit the critics are hailing as "Hilarious!" (Premiere) Will Lightman (Grant) is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is avoiding any kind of responsibility. But when he invents an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single moms, Will gets a hilarious lesson about life from a bright, but hopelessly geeky 12-year-old named Marcus. Now, as Will struggles to teach Marcus the art of being cool, Marcus teaches Will that you're never too old to grow up. About A Boy is the irresistible comedy smash that Richard Schickel of TIME Magazine says is "smart, funny and winsome."
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Misc.
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Genres
Comedy
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Universal Pictures
 • Studio Canal
 • Tribeca
Media Companies:
 • Universal Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital 5.1
Commentary  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
Spanish
Tags
Jukebox
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Bonus Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • DVD-ROM Content
 • Music Videos
 • Sing-Along Karaoke, English to English Dictionary
Crew
Direction
Paul Weitz....Director
Chris Weitz....Director
Writing
Nick Hornby....Original Material By
Peter Hedges....Screenwriter
Chris Weitz....Screenwriter
Paul Weitz....Screenwriter
Production
Nick Hornby....Executive Producer
Lynn Harris....Executive Producer
Jane Rosenthal....Producer
Robert De Niro....Producer
Brad Epstein....Producer
Tim Bevan....Producer
Eric Fellner....Producer
Cinematography
Remi Adefarasin....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Nick Moore....Film Editor
Music
Badly Drawn Boy....Composer
Sound
Tony Dawe....Production Sound Mixer
Richard LeGrand Jr.....Supervising Sound Editor
Gary Gerlich....Sound Editor
William Hooper....Sound Editor
Patrick O'Sullivan....Sound Editor
Andy Koyama....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Chris Carpenter....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Graham Johnston....Make-up Artist
Joanna Johnston....Costume Designer
Jim Clay....Production Designer
Rod McLean....Art Director
Gary Freeman....Art Director
Lorna McGowan....Make-up Artist
Carmel Jackson....Make-up Artist
Katya Thomas....Make-up Artist
Cast
Hugh Grant....Will
Nicholas Hoult....Marcus
Sharon Small....Christine
Imogen
Madison Cook
Jordan Cook
Nicholas Hutchison....John
Barney
Ryan Speechley
Joseph Speechley
Toni Collette....Fiona
Nat Gastiain Tena....Ellie
Ellie's Friends
Laura Kennington
Tanika Swaby
Peter McNicholl
Christopher Webster
Ben Ridgeway....Lee, The Bully
Jack Warren....Lee's Sidekick
Russell Barr....Maitre D'
Isabel Brook....Angie
Orlando Thor Newman....Angie's Kid
Bitter Ex-Girlfriends
Paulette Williams
Fritha Goodey
Susannah Doyle
Delma Walsh
Jonathan Franklin....Mark
John Kamal....Nicky
Tessa Vale....Class Teacher
Lorna Dallison....Woman in Supermarket
Bethany Muir....Child in Supermarket
Bruce Alexander....Husband in Supermarket
Joyce Henderson....Moira/SPAT
Jenny Galloway....Frances/SPAT
Janine Duvitski....Caroline/SPAT
Additional SPAT Women
Sue Hyams
Maggie Kahal
Lynn Askew
Beverly Milward
Danielle Harvey
Anna Maria Credenzone Philip
Sarah King
Susan Ghamsary
Edna Johnson
Victoria Smurfit....Suzie
Frog Stone....Mothercare Shop Assistant
Family in Mothercare Car Park
Buddy Hunter
Kristine Perrin
Nathan Perrin-Hunter
Rachael Perrin-Hunter
Suzie's Baby Megan
Amy Craven
Rebecca Craven
Sydney Livingstone....Park Keeper
Cathy Murphy....Nurse
Joanne Petitt....Hairdresser
Jason Salkey....Tom/Amnesty International Worker
Amnesty International Workers
Annabelle Apsion
Matt Wilkinson
Peter Roy....Will's Dad
Candy Throwers
Matthew Thomas
Aaron Keeling
Scott Charles
Claire Harman....Skechers Shopgirl
Sian Martin....Cute Waitress
Mark Drewry....Clive
Denise Stephenson....Lindsey
Rosalind Knight....Lindsey's Mum
Rachel Weisz....Rachel
Murray Lachlan Young....New Year's Eve Party Guest
Augustus Prew....Ali
Alex Kew....Simon Cosgrove
Mark Heap....Math Teacher
Def Penalty Kru
Sunanda Biswas
James Marshall-Gunn
Jamie Mayer
Korede Obashju
Roger Brierley....Mr. Chalmers, The MC
Steffan Pejic....Apple Thrower
Chris Tarrant....Himself (uncredited)
Carol Vorderman....Herself (uncredited)
Richard Whiteley....Himself (uncredited)