Plot[ edit ] Will Freeman lives a serene and luxurious lifestyle devoid of responsibility in London thanks to substantial royalties left to him from a successful Christmas song composed by his father. Marcus Brewer is a young teenager with a single mother who doesn't fit in at school. Will joins a single-parents group after a successful fling with a single mother in an attempt to find others, making up an infant son "Ned" who conveniently spends most of his time with his absentee mother. Will gains Marcus's interest and trust after he lies to a park ranger to cover up for Marcus accidentally killing a duck by throwing his mother's cottage loaf at it.
To me, none of these three were very sympathetic characters. I mean, Marcus was the only one who even slightly deserved any pity. But even for a kid he was gratingly dense. I just wanted to shake the shit out of him for being such a pussy! I know how horrible that sentence sounds. If there was an award for writing the most annoying pre-pubescent goober ever, then Hornby should get it.
You made me want to slap a 12 year old! She was so irritatingly harebrained, that she managed to make Will a morally ambiguous liar look like an excellent choice for Marcus to run to for advice. Although, the Mom in me thinks this is a terrible idea.
You should definitely stay away from lunatic girls. Nobody needs that kind of self-inflicted drama in their lives. Now, having been a single mom, I should be irate with his character. Or, at least, they did for me.
I was no longer looking for someone who was the life of the party, I was looking for But my husband managed to reel me in anyway.
And he did it by pretending he loved children and was wanting to get involved in organizing some sort of Halloween thing for the kids in his neighborhood. ManyManyMany years later I found out that was soooo not the case.
He had, in general, avoided children like the plague. Will, however, did a bit more than pretend he enjoyed the company of children.
Now, over the course of the book, everyone grows and changes a bit. Not everyone is special, cool, or awesome, and we all have issues that make us unlovable and odd.About a Boy is a romantic comedy-drama film directed by Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz and written by them and Peter Hedges.
It is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Nick Hornby. The film stars are Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, and Rachel Weisz. May 11, · About a Boy is a book that I've dreamed about - a meaningful book about human relationships (as opposed to adventures) that is to the point and not chock full of rambling and embellishing imagery.
Sadly, I'm very honest, and I can't rate this 5//5(3K). Watch full episodes of About a Boy and get the latest breaking news, exclusive videos and pictures, episode recaps and much more at ashio-midori.com This version of About A Boy retains the laughs and the poignancy of the original.
While Hugh Grant was on career best form in the film (and the Badly Drawn Boy music was pitch perfect), David Walton's Will is a well-realized modern man-child with a heart of gold.
About a Boy is a romantic comedy-drama film directed by Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz and written by them and Peter Hedges. It is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Nick Hornby.
The film stars are Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, and Rachel Weisz. “About a Boy is a sweet, charming, and dryly humorous novel, one that was a joy to read. Author Nick Hornby has a definite skill for conversation, drawing relatable people, and infusing it all with plenty of bone dry quips and emotional ashio-midori.coms: