"About a Boy" quotes

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

Director: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Writer: Nick Hornby, Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz
Production: N/A
Year: 2002
MetaScore: 75/100
ImdbRating: 7.1
BoxOffice: $41,385,278
Released: 17 May 2002
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 11 wins & 30 nominations total

112 Clips

There You think you look cool don't you - About a Boy 00:06 There You think you look cool don't you I mean what is the point of your life - About a Boy 00:06 I mean what is the point of your life I mean I would say you were a disaster - About a Boy 00:06 I mean I would say you were a disaster I'm being a bit crap with her - About a Boy 00:36 I'm being a bit crap with her If I may say so - About a Boy 00:14 If I may say so You selfish bastard - About a Boy 00:05 You selfish bastard Any desire for a family of your own yet - About a Boy 00:08 Any desire for a family of your own yet Allie finds all this rather difficult - About a Boy 00:22 Allie finds all this rather difficult Now that was the Def Penalty Kru with Murder Fo' Life - About a Boy 00:08 Now that was the Def Penalty Kru with Murder Fo' Life There was no more to say - About a Boy 00:12 There was no more to say Ali didn't get along with the last bloke I went out with - About a Boy 00:09 Ali didn't get along with the last bloke I went out with I'll come if you take my mom - About a Boy 00:19 I'll come if you take my mom He fancies you He told me - About a Boy 00:05 He fancies you He told me In my opinion all men are islands - About a Boy 00:12 In my opinion all men are islands I'll tell you what I am - About a Boy 00:23 I'll tell you what I am Hello Barney How are you - About a Boy 00:06 Hello Barney How are you How do you use this blender thing - About a Boy 00:11 How do you use this blender thing When you sing it brings sunshine and happiness into my heart - About a Boy 00:07 When you sing it brings sunshine and happiness into my heart If your dad goes out with my mum - About a Boy 00:46 If your dad goes out with my mum Are we having duck - About a Boy 00:05 Are we having duck November the sodding 19th - About a Boy 00:21 November the sodding 19th I want to go out with her - About a Boy 00:08 I want to go out with her My life is made up of units of time - About a Boy 00:44 My life is made up of units of time I think I killed a duck - About a Boy 00:05 I think I killed a duck Just be as normal as you can - About a Boy 00:15 Just be as normal as you can He's off his head - About a Boy 00:18 He's off his head Brilliant What is it - About a Boy 00:07 Brilliant What is it Oh for Christ sake - About a Boy 00:19 Oh for Christ sake You'll like them - About a Boy 00:18 You'll like them This crying in the morning thing - About a Boy 00:08 This crying in the morning thing I made her put on that nice jumper - About a Boy 00:18 I made her put on that nice jumper Sings with CD Shake ya ass but watch ya self Shake ya ass show me what you workin' with - About a Boy 00:08 Sings with CD Shake ya ass but watch ya self Shake ya ass... You don't give a shit about anybody and nobody gives a shit about you - About a Boy 00:07 You don't give a shit about anybody and nobody gives a shit... Was I frightened - About a Boy 00:09 Was I frightened She's not keen on him - About a Boy 00:11 She's not keen on him It's just I thought you had hidden depths - About a Boy 00:10 It's just I thought you had hidden depths Every single day - About a Boy 01:08 Every single day I can understand why you're angry - About a Boy 00:40 I can understand why you're angry Shake Ya Ass - About a Boy 00:08 Shake Ya Ass Every man is an island - About a Boy 01:06 Every man is an island After a few visits - About a Boy 00:13 After a few visits There's this girl at school - About a Boy 01:00 There's this girl at school I do not want to come over for Christmas - About a Boy 00:12 I do not want to come over for Christmas She couldn't stay at my place - About a Boy 00:12 She couldn't stay at my place You like rap - About a Boy 00:15 You like rap I find the key is to think of a day as units of time - About a Boy 00:43 I find the key is to think of a day as units of time Some men are islands I'm a bloody island - About a Boy 00:05 Some men are islands I'm a bloody island Having been Will the Good Guy - About a Boy 00:10 Having been Will the Good Guy WILL I'll tell you one thing Men are bastards - About a Boy 00:11 WILL I'll tell you one thing Men are bastards It was terrible - About a Boy 00:13 It was terrible A person's life is like a TV show - About a Boy 00:36 A person's life is like a TV show All men are islands - About a Boy 00:34 All men are islands WILL So there I was killing them softly with my song - About a Boy 00:12 WILL So there I was killing them softly with my song And I've wounded it - About a Boy 00:11 And I've wounded it I used to want Will to marry my mom - About a Boy 00:10 I used to want Will to marry my mom Am I a bad mother - About a Boy 00:14 Am I a bad mother He's expressing himself - About a Boy 00:09 He's expressing himself I couldn't possibly think of a worse godfather for Imogen - About a Boy 00:31 I couldn't possibly think of a worse godfather for Imogen I got the letter - About a Boy 00:29 I got the letter I didn't mean anything - About a Boy 00:18 I didn't mean anything Suddenly I realized   two people isn't enough - About a Boy 00:17 Suddenly I realized two people isn't enough Because once you open your door to one person anyone can come in - About a Boy 00:12 Because once you open your door to one person anyone can... I wanna be with her more - About a Boy 00:17 I wanna be with her more You will end up childless and alone - About a Boy 00:11 You will end up childless and alone Yeah she's delightful isn't she - About a Boy 00:35 Yeah she's delightful isn't she WILL Jon Bon Jovi Too easy - About a Boy 00:09 WILL Jon Bon Jovi Too easy You're a selfish bastard That's what I tell him - About a Boy 00:05 You're a selfish bastard That's what I tell him And what about you Will Any desire for a family of your own yet - About a Boy 00:07 And what about you Will Any desire for a family of your own... Ali finds all this very difficult - About a Boy 00:22 Ali finds all this very difficult WILL There She was gone There was no more to say - About a Boy 00:06 WILL There She was gone There was no more to say I'll come if you take my mum too - About a Boy 00:17 I'll come if you take my mum too I'll tell you what I am - About a Boy 00:14 I'll tell you what I am RACHEL How do you use this blender thing WILL You don't - About a Boy 00:05 RACHEL How do you use this blender thing WILL You don't When you sing it brings sunshine and happiness into my heart - About a Boy 00:06 When you sing it brings sunshine and happiness into my heart I don't want him going out with my mum - About a Boy 00:37 I don't want him going out with my mum If your dad goes out with my mum then you're dead - About a Boy 00:34 If your dad goes out with my mum then you're dead Are we having duck Delicious - About a Boy 00:04 Are we having duck Delicious Shit It can't be - About a Boy 00:14 Shit It can't be I want to go out with her Okay - About a Boy 00:07 I want to go out with her Okay WILL My life is made up of units of time Buying CDs Two units - About a Boy 00:36 WILL My life is made up of units of time Buying CDs Two... Okay how do I look - About a Boy 00:11 Okay how do I look He's off his head No he's not - About a Boy 00:14 He's off his head No he's not Why not For Christ's sake - About a Boy 00:13 Why not For Christ's sake The crying in the morning thing the depression - About a Boy 00:07 The crying in the morning thing the depression Does it bother me - About a Boy 00:35 Does it bother me I had her put on that nice hairy jumper - About a Boy 00:15 I had her put on that nice hairy jumper You can make yourself a little island paradise - About a Boy 00:05 You can make yourself a little island paradise It's a CD Marcus - About a Boy 00:17 It's a CD Marcus I can understand why you're angry Marcus - About a Boy 00:35 I can understand why you're angry Marcus I was singing with my eyes closed - About a Boy 00:08 I was singing with my eyes closed I find the key is to think of a day as units of time - About a Boy 00:35 I find the key is to think of a day as units of time We know I just thought you had hidden depths - About a Boy 00:10 We know I just thought you had hidden depths He likes your mum and I think she's keen on him - About a Boy 00:09 He likes your mum and I think she's keen on him There's this girl at school Ellie - About a Boy 00:34 There's this girl at school Ellie WILL Every man is an island And I stand by that - About a Boy 00:35 WILL Every man is an island And I stand by that MARCUS After a few visits Will seemed to think he had to ask me serious questions - About a Boy 00:11 MARCUS After a few visits Will seemed to think he had to ask... WILL No Marcus I do not want to come over for bloody Christmas - About a Boy 00:10 WILL No Marcus I do not want to come over for bloody... She couldn't stay at my place and she didn't have a DVD or satellite or cable - About a Boy 00:11 She couldn't stay at my place and she didn't have a DVD or... In my opinion all men are islands - About a Boy 00:33 In my opinion all men are islands But having been Will the Good Guy - About a Boy 00:09 But having been Will the Good Guy WILL It was horrible Horrible - About a Boy 00:08 WILL It was horrible Horrible WILL The thing is a person's life is like a TVshow - About a Boy 00:29 WILL The thing is a person's life is like a TVshow He's a special very special boy - About a Boy 00:10 He's a special very special boy I used to want him to marry my mum You serious - About a Boy 00:10 I used to want him to marry my mum You serious Me I didn't mean anything about anything to anyone - About a Boy 00:10 Me I didn't mean anything about anything to anyone You're right Will am I a bad mother - About a Boy 00:11 You're right Will am I a bad mother I got the letter Thanks - About a Boy 00:29 I got the letter Thanks He's not expressing himself He's expressing you okay - About a Boy 00:06 He's not expressing himself He's expressing you okay I couldn't possibly think of a worse godfather for Imogene - About a Boy 00:30 I couldn't possibly think of a worse godfather for Imogene MARCUS Suddenly I realized two people isn't enough - About a Boy 00:16 MARCUS Suddenly I realized two people isn't enough I mean like I want to be with her more I want to be with her all the time - About a Boy 00:17 I mean like I want to be with her more I want to be with her... You will end up childless and alone - About a Boy 00:08 You will end up childless and alone

Cast

Will Freeman - Hugh Grant
Marcus Brewer - Nicholas Hoult
Christine - Sharon Small
Imogen - Madison Cook
Imogen - Jordan Cook
Fiona Brewer - Toni Collette
Ellie - Natalia Tena
Ellie's Friend - Laura Kennington
Ellie's Friend - Tanika Swaby
Ellie's Friend - Peter McNicholl
Ellie's Friend (as Christopher Webster) - Chris Webster
Lee's Sidekick - Jack Warren
Maitre D' - Russell Barr
Angie - Isabel Brook
Angie's Kid - Orlando Thor Newman
Bitter Ex-Girlfriend (as Paulette Williams) - Paulette P. Williams
Bitter Ex-Girlfriend - Fritha Goodey
Bitter Ex-Girlfriend - Susannah Doyle
Bitter Ex-Girlfriend - Delma Walsh
Nicky - John Kamal
Class Teacher - Tessa Vale
Woman in Supermarket - Lorna Dallison
Child in Supermarket - Bethany Muir
Husband in Supermarket (as Bruce Alexander) - Bruce Lawrence
Moira / SPAT - Joyce Henderson
Frances / SPAT - Jenny Galloway
Caroline / SPAT - Janine Duvitski
SPAT Woman - Sue Hyams
SPAT Woman - Maggie Kahal
SPAT Woman - Lynn Askew
SPAT Woman - Beverly Milward
SPAT Woman - Danielle Harvey
SPAT Woman - Sarah King
SPAT Woman - Susan Ghamsary
SPAT Woman - Edna Johnson
Mothercare Shop Assistant - Frog Stone
Family Member in Mothercare Car Park - Buddy Hunter
Family Member in Mothercare Car Park - Kristine Perrin
Family Member in Mothercare Car Park - Nathan Perrin-Hunter
Family Member in Mothercare Car Park - Rachael Perrin-Hunter
Suzie's Baby Megan - Amy Craven
Suzie's Baby Megan - Rebecca Craven
Park Keeper - Sidney Livingstone
Nurse - Cathy Murphy
Hairdresser - Joanne Petitt
Amnesty International Worker Tom - Jason Salkey
Amnesty International Worker - Annabelle Apsion
Amnesty International Worker - Matt Wilkinson
Will's Dad - Peter Roy
Candy Thrower (as Matthew Thomas) - Matthew James Thomas
Candy Thrower - Aaron Keeling
Candy Thrower - Scott Charles
Skechers Shopgirl - Claire Harman
Cute Waitress - Sian Martin
Clive - Mark Drewry
Lindsey's Mum - Rosalind Knight
Rachel - Rachel Weisz
New Year's Eve Party Guest - Murray Lachlan Young
Simon Cosgrove - Alex Kew
Math Teacher - Mark Heap
Def Penalty Kru - Sunanda Biswas
Def Penalty Kru - James Marshall-Gunn
Def Penalty Kru - Jamie Mayer
Def Penalty Kru - Korede Obashju
Mr. Chalmers, the M.C. - Roger Brierley
Apple Thrower - Stefan Pejic
Tribute Band Member - Henry Allan
School Boy - Macéo Bhardwaj
Self - Lexicographer (archive footage) - Gillian Evans
Self (archive footage) - Tim Rice
Self (archive footage) - Chris Tarrant
Self (archive footage) - Carol Vorderman
Self (archive footage) - Richard Whiteley