- Format: NTSC, Import
- Subtitles: English
- Region: All Regions
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Ais
- Release Date: April 5 2011
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (170 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B004JRQ0UY
Will (hugh grant) is a good looking, womanizing, millionaire, loner who's main priorities in life are himself, buying CD's, watching TV, and making sure that his life stays exactly the way that he wants it. But, when he invents a 2 year old son in order to meet single-moms, he meets a 12 year old boy named Marcus. As Will tries to teach Marcus how to be "cool", Marcus teaches Will that "no man is an island". Suddenly, Will finds his door wide open to new experiences and lessons.
A great movie. VERY funny, entertaining, heartwarming, with a great cast of good actors!!
The root of Grant's success and criticism is his championing of the romantic comedy. Once a well respected genre (think It Happened One Night - which swept all major Oscar awards in 1934) the "romcom" is only now reemerging as a force to be reckoned with, due in part by the success of When Harry Met Sally('84), Pretty Woman('90), Sleepless in Seattle('93), Groundhog Day('93), but more in part to the work of Hugh Grant.
The man has almost single-handedly restored the genre to its rightful place as audiences are beginning to appreciate the depth, quality and cathartic power that movies like About a Boy are capable of achieving. But his success has come at a price. Grant is in a unique predicament, not unlike most pop star idols, of being lionized by romcom audiences (largely female) and lambasted by the media and the average Joe six-pack for being too feminine and foppish and (pick your own). When I hear someone make an easy joke about Grant, I have made them myself, it is usually a cheap shot - he is an easy target- but more often than not, everyone who makes them sees a side of themselves in his charming smile and self-depracating humour that we all want to be a part of-this is the appeal of Hugh Grant and the romcom in genral.
So now we have Mr. Grant deliberately seeking out roles with more weight and "steel".Read more ›
The moral of this film is that single childfree males are worthless scum incapable of responsibility until they acquire women and... Read more