Thoughts on About a Boy

Sunday, May 23, 2010 3:27 PM By Simon


You know what? This movie is absolutely delightful. I don't give a shit that it's a Hugh Grant movie, or that I can't look at Nicholas Hoult without thinking of A Single Man, or that Rachel Weisz has maybe 15 minutes screentime. It's funny in that unbearably sweet way, and I can see why it's spawned a thousand shitty ripoffs (*ahem* No Reservations *ahem*).

-Speaking of A Single Man, for that matter, what would happen if you showed a movie character a movie that the actor did? Like, showing Nicholas Hoult an episode of Skins? I'd watch that.

2 comments:

Luke said...

I adore this flick! It's terribly fun. I don't honestly mind Hugh Grant at all. It particularly helps that Toni Collette is brilliant in it. Especially in her "muppet" getup. Hee.

May 23, 2010 at 4:19 PM
Jose said...

And the duck! So cute!
Actually I try to disassociate current Nicholas from the little boy in this movie, otherwise I feel like a total perv.

May 23, 2010 at 8:25 PM