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About a boy [videorecording] / Universal Pictures and Studio Canal present a Tribeca/Working Title production ; a Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz film.

About a boy

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  • ISBN: 0783268645
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen ed.
  • Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, [2003]

Content descriptions

General Note: Based on the book by Nick Hornby.
Rated PG-13.
Special features: English to English dictionary!; "Killing me softly" sing-along karaoke style; "Santa's super sleigh": lyrics to the entire song; deleted scenes with director's comments; "Making-of" featurette; how cool are you? quiz; hilarious outtakes; exciting music videos.
Originally released as motion picture in 2002.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Producers, Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Brad Epstein, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner ; screenplay, Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz ; directors, Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz ; music, Badly Drawn Boy.
Participant or Performer Note: Hugh Grant, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Isabel Brook, Sharon Small, Victoria Smurfit, Nicholas Hoult.
Summary, etc.: Will is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is to avoid any kind of responsibility. So he decides to invent an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single moms. Will gets a 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 are never too cool to grow up.
System Details Note: DVD.
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Subject: Bachelors > Drama.
Single mothers > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Comedy films.

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