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About a Boy

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some thematic elements.

PG-13 In Theaters 05/17/2002 , 100min.
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Viewer Score
67%
Viewer score based on 3 ratings
75%
Critic score based on 38 reviews

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August 29, 2010
Gibgirl70
I love the book About A Boy but this is the first time I can honestly say, I liked the film better. When I read the *********** picturing Hugh Grant as the lead so when I heard it was being released and he was starring I couldn't wait to see it. I had high expectations for this film and it beat every one of them. It's touching. We watch a grown man learn to love for the first time in his life.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
That rare romantic comedy that dares to choose messiness over closure, prickly independence over fetishized coupledom, and honesty over typical Hollywood endings. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
About a Boy is a rarity in many ways. It's a well-written, witty film whose memorable characters grapple with the nature of family, love, friendship and despair. Even its soundtrack, by Badly Drawn Boy, is perfectly pitched. Full Review
Dana Stevens
The New York Times
The Weitz brothers -- notorious as the authors of the "American Pie" series -- handle the sentimentality of the story with a light, sweet touch. Full Review
David Edelstein
Slate
It's irresistible, damn it. Mainstream comedies should all be this funny and tender and deftly performed. Full Review
Derek Elley
Variety
Pleasant and engaging, rather than laugh-out-loud funny or emotionally involving. Full Review

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