Rich Nelson and Catrin Lowe from Don‘t You Want Me? podcast return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Rich’s choice About A Boy.
About A Boy is a 2002 comedy-drama starring Hugh Grant, Toni Collette and Nicholas Hoult, directed by Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz it is based on the Nick Hornby novel of the same name.
Grant stars as Will, a man child living without responsibilities, commitments or having to work living off royalties from a song his father wrote. He meets Marcus (Hoult) on the day his mother Fiona (Collette) attempts suicide. The two strike up an unlikely friendship and teach each other life lessons.
Knowing and winking at the audience (references to everyone’s favourite film mum Collette being in The Sixth Sense) with an excellent Badly Drawn Boy film soundtrack About A Boy manages the delicate balance of comedy and seriousness to leave you all warm and fuzzy inside.
Scores for recommendability were solid if not sensational and a high small screen score gives About A Boy a decent overall rating of 3.82.
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