About a Boy

About a Boy

  • PG-13
  • 2002
  • 101 min
  • UK, USA
  • comedy, drama, romance

A cynical, immature young man is taught how to act like a grown-up by a little boy.

Directors: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz

Screenwriters: Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz

Stars: Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette

About a Boy benefits tremendously from Hugh Grant's layered performance, as well as a funny, moving story that tugs at the heartstrings without tilting into treacle.


  • Chris Weitz
    Chris Weitz

    Christopher John "Chris" Weitz (born November 30, 1969) is an American producer, writer, director and actor. He is best known for his work with his brother, Paul Weitz, on the comedy films American Pie and About a Boy, as well as directing the film adaptation of the novel The Golden Compass and the film adaptation of New Moon...

  • Paul Weitz
    Paul Weitz

    Paul John Weitz (born 1965) is an American film producer, screenwriter, actor, and film director.

Main Cast


Producer: Tim Bevan, Robert De Niro, Brad Epstein, Eric Fellner, Jane Rosenthal

Editor: Nick Moore

Casting: Priscilla John

Director Of Photography: Remi Adefarasin

Original Music Composer: Badly Drawn Boy

Costume Design: Joanna Johnston

Production Design: Jim Clay

Sound: William Hooper, Samuel Webb


Source: based on the novel by Nick Horby

Tagline: One ordinary couple. One little white lie.

Genres: comedy, drama, romance

Certificate: PG-13

Categories: bullying, unlikely friendship, single mother, unemployment, coming of age, motherhood, group therapy, london england


Year: 2002

Runtime: 101 min

Country: UK, USA, France, Germany

Language: English

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1

Sound Mix: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS