About a Boy

About a Boy (2002)

Growing up has nothing to do with age.

  • Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
  • Release Date: 2002-04-26
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 2137 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 41min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: France, Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Directors: Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz.
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Will Freeman is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is avoiding any kind of responsibility. But when he invents an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single moms, Will gets a hilarious 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're never too old to grow up.

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  • Hugh Grant

    as Will Freeman
  • Nicholas Hoult

    as Marcus Brewer
  • Toni Collette

    as Fiona Brewer
  • Rachel Weisz

    as Rachel
  • Natalia Tena

    as Ellie
  • Victoria Smurfit

    as Suzie
  • Augustus Prew

    as Ali
  • Sharon Small

    as Christine
  • Madison Cook

    as Imogen
  • Jordan Cook

    as Imogen
  • Nicholas Hutchison

    as John
  • Ryan Speechley

    as Barney
  • Joseph Speechley

    as Barney
  • Denise Stephenson

    as Lindsey
  • Chris Webster

    as Ellie's Friend
  • Isabel Brook

    as Angie
  • Orlando Thor Newman

    as Louie, Angie's Kid
  • Paulette P. Williams

    as Bitter Ex-Girlfriend
  • Susannah Doyle

    as Bitter Ex-Girlfriend
  • Fritha Goodey

    as Bitter Ex-Girlfriend
  • Delma Walsh

    as Bitter Ex-Girlfriend
  • Peter Roy

    as Will's Dad
  • Rosalind Knight

    as Lindsey's Mum
  • Sian Ejiwunmi-Le Berre

    as Cute Waitress (as Sian Martin)
  • Joanne Petitt

    as Hairdresser
  • Cathy Murphy

    as Nurse
  • Mark Heap

    as Math Teacher
  • Claire Harman

    as Skechers Shopgirl
  • Jason Salkey

    as Amnesty International Worker Tom
  • Annabelle Apsion

    as Amnesty International Worker
  • Russell Barr

    as Maitre D'
  • Joyce Henderson

    as Moira / SPAT
  • Jenny Galloway

    as Frances / SPAT
  • Janine Duvitski

    as Caroline / SPAT
  • Alex Kew

    as Simon Cosgrove
  • Murray Lachlan Young

    as New Year's Eve Party Guest
  • Matthew James Thomas

    as Candy Thrower
  • Aaron Keeling

    as Candy Thrower
  • Sidney Livingstone

    as Park Keeper
  • Bethany Muir

    as Child in Supermarket
  • Tessa Vale

    as Class Teacher
Writing Nick Hornby Novel
Writing Peter Hedges Screenplay
Production Robert De Niro Producer
Directing Paul Weitz Director
Camera Remi Adefarasin Director of Photography
Art Jim Clay Production Design
Writing Nick Hornby Screenplay
Production Brad Epstein Producer
Production Jane Rosenthal Producer
Directing Chris Weitz Director
Production Eric Fellner Producer
Production Tim Bevan Producer
Writing Chris Weitz Screenplay
Editing Nick Moore Editor
Writing Paul Weitz Screenplay
Production Priscilla John Casting
Sound Badly Drawn Boy Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Joanna Johnston Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Graham Johnston Makeup Designer
Costume & Make-Up Graham Johnston Hair Designer
Sound Nick Angel Music Supervisor
Production Nick Hornby Executive Producer
Production Lynn Harris Executive Producer
Production Nicky Kentish Barnes Co-Producer
Production Debra Hayward Co-Producer
Production Liza Chasin Co-Producer
Production Hardy Justice Co-Producer
Production Bernard Bellew Production Manager
Directing Christopher Newman First Assistant Director
Camera Peter Robertson "A" Camera Operator
Camera Peter Robertson Steadicam Operator
Art Rod McLean Supervising Art Director
Sound Tony Dawe Sound Mixer
Production Neil Chaplin Production Accountant
Directing Nikki Clapp Script Supervisor
Crew Graham Stumpf Post Production Supervisor
Production Ann Lynch Production Coordinator
Directing Ben Howarth Second Assistant Director
Directing Alex Oakley Third Assistant Director
Camera John Arnold Key Grip
Camera René Adefarasin Camera Loader
Sound Jaya Bishop Boom Operator
Production Tarn Harper Post Production Accountant
Production Steve Hart Location Manager
Production Lucy Williams Unit Manager
Production Laura Dickens Casting Assistant
Editing Simon Cozens First Assistant Editor
Sound Richard LeGrand Jr. Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Gary S. Gerlich Sound Editor
Sound William Hooper Sound Editor
Sound Patrick O'Sullivan Sound Editor
Sound Walter Spencer Dialogue Editor
Sound Bob McNabb ADR Supervisor
Sound Norval D. Crutcher III ADR Editor
Sound Samuel Webb Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Lee Gilmore Apprentice Sound Editor
Sound Marilyn Graf Foley Editor
Sound Charles Martin Inouye Supervising Music Editor
Sound Andy Koyama Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Chris Carpenter Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Lorna McGowan Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Carmel Jackson Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Guy Speranza Assistant Costume Designer
Costume & Make-Up Claire Finlay-Thompson Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Helen Mattocks Key Set Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Martin Chitty Costume Assistant
Costume & Make-Up Louise Egan Costume Assistant
Art Gary Freeman Art Direction
Art Rosie Hardwick Assistant Art Director
Art John Bush Set Decoration
Art Barry Gibbs Property Master
Crew Nick Goodall Carpenter
Crew Peter Duffy Carpenter
Crew Joseph Alley Carpenter
Crew Darryl Carter Carpenter
Art Paul Duff Standby Carpenter
Art David Williamson Standby Carpenter
Art Jeff Sullivan Painter
Lighting Jamie Mills Electrician
Lighting Dave Moss Electrician
Crew Sara Woodhatch Actor's Assistant
Production Meghan Lyvers Producer's Assistant
Crew Jill McCullough Dialogue Coach
Crew Grahame Crowther Stunt Coordinator
Crew Stacy Mann Unit Publicist
Camera Laurie Sparham Still Photographer
Sound Bill Meadows Sound Recordist
Sound Ted Swanscott ADR Mixer
Sound Colin Cooper ADR Recordist
Production Brendan Donnison ADR Voice Casting
Production Vanessa Baker ADR Voice Casting
Editing Jim Passon Color Timer
Editing Theresa Repola Mohammed Negative Cutter
Sound Bryan Pennington Dolby Consultant
Sound Stephen McLaughlin Scoring Mixer
Art Bill Hargreaves Props