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Hugh Grant
Toni Collette
Rachel Weisz
Nicholas Hoult
Victoria Smurfit
Paul Weitz
Chris Weitz
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Chris Weitz
Peter Hedges
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About A Boy
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Hugh Grant plays a self-centred 38 year-old, who discovers the joys of responsibility when he is forced to spend time with an outcast 12 year-old.

Admirably lacking in sentiment, this is a comedy-drama with a steady supply of laughs. Those who thought Grant's performance was the best thing in Bridget Jones should enjoy his turn here. It's just a shame the supporting cast don't match him gag for gag.

Reviewed by Colin Kennedy

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