2002        Romantic comedy drama

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      cast

      • Hugh Grant Will
      • Toni Collette Fiona
      • Rachel Weisz Rachel
      • Nicholas Hoult Marcus
      • Isabel Brook Angie
      • Sharon Small Christine
      • Victoria Smurfit Suzie
      • Nicholas Hutchison John


      crew

    • Dir:
        Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
    • Scr:
        Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz

      (Universal)



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         about a boy

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    Nick Hornby's answer to Bridget Jones gets the Brit flick treatment from a surprising source, with American Pie directors Chris and Paul Weitz at the helm and Robert De Niro's Tribeca Productions as a backer. But, unlike ' the Americanised version of Hornby's High Fidelity, this movie remains on home turf.

    Hugh Grant is on excellent form as a 30-something, shallow singleton, who intends to use single-parent support groups to pick up women. One of his would-be conquests introduces him to troubled boy Nicholas Hoult and his suicidal mother Toni Collette. All goes surprisingly well until the confirmed bachelor falls for single mother Rachel Weisz, which puts a strain on their friendship.

    Genuinely funny and moving, this is an endearing examination of 21st Century masculinity.



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