About a Boy Reviews

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September 2, 2010
Grant grows a heart in Hornby-book pic; teens+.
April 29, 2009
All in all, a nice breath of comedic fresh air as we get a witty, sweet, and hilarious British comedy with excellent performances from the versatile Hugh Grant and many others.
February 3, 2009
Pleasant and engaging, rather than laugh-out-loud funny or emotionally involving.
February 3, 2009
Few movies have made better use of Hugh Grant's shallow charm and amused befuddlement than this funny and well-paced adaptation of Nick Hornby's best-selling second novel.
August 7, 2008
Predictable but entertaining.
November 1, 2007
The first big studio movie of 2002 I didn't want to end.
July 23, 2007
More successful as a Hugh Grant vehicle than as a Nick Hornby adaptation.
February 17, 2007
For a while the movie has lots of laughs, and a fun Christmas theme besides.
December 30, 2006
Admirably lacking in sentiment, this is a comedy-drama with a steady supply of laughs.
February 9, 2006
Hornby's crises and characters can be so facile, schematic and smugly moralistic that emotional substance can get overshadowed by fluff.
July 5, 2005
About a Boy is the perfect date movie.
February 9, 2005
touching, sweet, and sentimental without ever being sappy or cloying
August 14, 2004
an engaging film that has some depth and a likeable ensemble cast. It's a comedy, though, only by classic definition
January 12, 2004
About a Boy will warm your heart without making you feel guilty about it.
December 15, 2003
Fans of the old rakishly seductive womaniser may have their allegiance strained... But I think [Grant] passes the test triumphantly.
December 15, 2003
A clever and heart-warming film.
March 6, 2003
March 5, 2003
This movie is about people talking, making decisions, and growing from their experiences.
February 12, 2003
that it'll probably be the best and most mature comedy of the 2002 summer season speaks more of the season than the picture
February 9, 2003
Hugh Grant can act! Who knew?
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