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Release Date: May 17th, 2002

DVD Release Date: January 14th, 2003

PG-13|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
A comedy-drama starring Hugh Grant as Will, a rich, child-free and irresponsible Londoner in his thirties who, in search of available women, invents an imaginary son and starts attending single parent meetings. As a result of one of his liaisons, he meets Marcus, an odd 12-year-old boy with problems at school. Gradually, Will and Marcus become friends, and as Will teaches Marcus how to be a cool kid, Marcus helps Will to finally grow up.

Cast: Hugh Grant, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Isabel Brook, Sharon Small, Victoria Smurfit, Augustus Prew

Director: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz

Genres: Romance, Comedy drama

Production Co: Tribeca Productions

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Witty, 2000s, Friendship, Growing up, Deception, London, Friend, Transformation, Lighthearted, Love, School

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Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Screenplay (Adapted)
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical