About a Boy was filmed in 2002. We can attribute this movie to the genre:

About a Boy

About a Boy 2002
Actors: Don Taylor
Morris Chestnut
Christina Cote
Tim Rock
Gene Viglione
Sandra Thigpen
Richard Lineback
Sasha Barrese
Joel Michaely
Luce Garcia-Ville
Héléna Kornel
Françoise Spira
Karin Toche-Mittler
Director(s): David Oyelowo
Elias Toufexis
IMDB Rating:7.3 out of 10 (57723 votes)  


Plot Summary:

Twelve year old Marcus Brewer lives with his chronically depressed single mother, Fiona Brewer. Both Fiona and Marcus beat to their own respective drummers. Marcus will do whatever he can to make his depressed mother happy, even if it causes himself grief. As such, he realizes that he is perceived as different than most kids, as even the self-professed weird kids don't want to hang out with him as he is the target of bullying. Part of the taunts against him are the fact that he sings and speaks to himself without even realizing that he is doing it. Meanwhile, thirty-eight year old Will Freeman is a slacker who has lived comfortably off the royalties of a song written by his deceased father, and as such has never had to work a day in his life. He is a solitary man who places himself as the first and only priority in life. He comes across the idea that dating single moms meets his selfish carnal needs...

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