About a Boy-2002, starring Hugh Grant and Tobi Collete
He says-Self-absorbed bachelor Grant, who happily lives a hedonistic existence, comes into the life of an isolated, misfit 12-year old boy whose mom is chronically depressed. Out of this unlikely situation a friendship slowly develops in which the boy and the man fill the voids in each other's lives. Bright, unpredictable, and refreshingly humanistic comedy-drama doesn't hew to any formula and though it skirts credibility at times it comes up a winner. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby, coscripted by the directors. 3 stars.
I say- The kid is what threw me off of this movie. Hugh Grant was great, but the kid made the movie incredibly awkward. 2 stars.