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About a boy

Author: Jane RosenthalRobert De NiroBrad EpsteinTim BevanEric FellnerAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios, [2002] ©2002
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : WidescreenView all editions and formats
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A bachelor claims to have a son to attract single moms. He enlists a bright 12-year-old geek to be his son, and as he tries to teach him to be cool, the boy teaches him that you're never too old to grow up.

Brief strong language and some thematic elements.

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Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Feature films
Comedy films
Drama
Comedy
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Rosenthal; Robert De Niro; Brad Epstein; Tim Bevan; Eric Fellner; Peter Hedges; Chris Weitz; Paul Weitz; Hugh Grant; Toni Collette; Rachel Weisz; Isabel Brook; Sharon Small; Victoria Smurfit; Nicholas Hoult; Badly Drawn Boy; Joanna Johnston, (Costume designer); Nick Moore, (Film editor and director); Jim Clay; Remi Adefarasin; Nick Hornby; Universal Pictures (Firm),; Studio Canal,; Tribeca Productions,; Working Title Films,
ISBN: 0783268645 9780783268644 0783274475 9780783274478
OCLC Number: 50700407
Language Note: English or French dialogue; optional Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2002.
Based on the book by Nick Hornby.
Anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1).
Bonus materials: Spotlight on location: the making of About a boy; feature commentary with directors Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz; deleted scenes; "Silent sigh" by Badly Drawn Boy music video; "Something to talk about" by Badly Drawn Boy music video; About a boy soundtrack spot; Badly Drawn Boy featurette; "Santa's super sleigh" lyrics to the entire song; English to English dictionary; trailer.
Credits: Music by Badly Drawn Boy ; costume designer, Joanna Johnston ; editor, Nick Moore ; production designer, Jim Clay ; director of photography, Remi Adefarasin.
Cast: Hugh Grant, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Isabel Brook, Sharon Small, Victoria Smurfit, Nicholas Hoult.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13.
Description: 1 videodisc (1 hr., 42 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; dual layer.
Other Titles: About a boy (Motion picture)
About a boy (Motion picture).
Responsibility: Universal Pictures and StudioCanal present ; a Tribeca/Working Title production ; produced by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Brad Epstein ; produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner ; screenplay by Peter Hedges and Chris Weitz & Paul Weitz ; directed by Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz.

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A bachelor claims to have a son to attract single moms. He enlists a bright 12-year-old geek to be his son, and as he tries to teach him to be cool, the boy teaches him that you're never too old to grow up.

Brief strong language and some thematic elements.

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