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Title About a boy [videorecording] / Universal Pictures and Studio Canal present ; a Tribeca, Working Title production ; a Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz film ; producers, Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Brad Epstein, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner ; screenplay writers, Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz ; directors, Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz.

Imprint Universal City, CA : Universal, [2002]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library DVD    ABO    Available
Edition [Full screen ed.]
Description 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.
Based on the book by Nick Hornby.
Special features: English to English dictionary!; "Killing me softly" sing-along karaoke style; "Santa's super sleigh": lyrics to the entire song; deleted scenes with director's comments; "Making-of" featurette; how cool are you? quiz; hilarious outtakes; exciting music videos.
Credits Director of photography, Remi Adefarasin ; editor, Nick Moore ; music, Badly Drawn Boy ; costume designer, Joanna Johnston ; production designer, Jim Clay.
Cast Hugh Grant, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Isabel Brook, Sharon Small, Victoria Smurfit, Nicholas Hoult.
Summary Will is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is to avoid any kind of responsibility. So he decides to invent an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single moms. Will gets a 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 are never too cool to grow up.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; brief strong language and some thematic elements.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby surround 5.1 surround.
Language Closed-captioned.
English, dubbed Spanish or dubbed French dialogue; with optional English or Spanish subtitles.
Subject Bachelors -- Drama
Man-woman relationships -- Drama
Genre/Form Romantic comedy films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Rosenthal, Jane, 1957-
De Niro, Robert
Epstein, Brad.
Bevan, Tim.
Fellner, Eric.
Hedges, Peter
Weitz, Chris, 1969-
Weitz, Paul, 1966-
Grant, Hugh
Collette, Toni
Weisz, Rachel, 1971-
Brook, Isabel
Small, Sharon
Smurfit, Victoria, 1974-
Hoult, Nicholas, 1989-
Adefarasin, Remi
Moore, Nick.
Badly Drawn Boy.
Johnston, Joanna
Clay, Jim, 1924-
Hornby, Nick. About a boy.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Studio Canal+
Tribeca Productions.
Working Title Films
ISBN 0783274475
Standard No. 025192245220
Music No. 22452 Universal

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