We just finished watching About A Boy in Film Criticism and I truly adore that movie. It has Hugh Grant, who is the most wonderful man in the world, and it has Rachel Weisz, who is aboslutely beautiful. The story is so wonderful. It has a happy ending, and all the lessons in that movie. I adored it. I recommend it with the enthusiasm of a nudist discovering that nude beaches actually exist. (By the way, I’m not a nudist, nor am I enthusiastic about nude beaches. But, you get the enthusiasm part, right?)
Plot synopsis. The story starts out with Will (Hugh Grant) explaining how he was an island, even though someone says that “No man is an island.” (He thinks that Jon Bon Jovi said it, but John Dunn really did.) Then, he tries to pick up chicks that are single mothers, and he makes up a kid. He meet Marcus. Marcus’ mother is seriously screwed up. Barking mad. Marcus starts hanging out with Hugh, even though Hugh doesn’t want him to. Then, he realizes that he wants more, and he wants Rachel, and his life is turned upside down. I can’t tell you anymore. It’ll ruin it.
Anyway, I was watching that movie today in film crit, and we were finishing it up, and I realized how wonderful it actually was. You have this guy, he thinks he’s an island, and then a kid changes his life. These are the kind of stories I need to hear, to know that people really do wish for these things. For people to change based on a child that changed their life. People shouldn’t need a drug overdose to change their life. They just need someone to do so, or maybe even an event that doesn’t nearly kill you.
So, watch this movie, please!!!