About A Boy

  • Directed by:
    Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
  • Produced by:
    Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Brad Epstein et al.
  • Written by:
    Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
  • Other cast:
    Hugh Grant, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz
  • Music by:
    Badly Drawn Boy
  • Release Date:
    April 26, 2002
  • Runtime:
    101 mins
  • Studios:
    Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Tribeca Productions


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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