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Aro Favourite About a Boy

 

UK 2002, 101 minutes
Dir. Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz
Rating: [M]
Genres: Comedy, Drama

 

Aroview: “No man is an island” is a theme explored with wit and pathos in this romantic comedy that’s plot and characters refreshingly detour from romantic comedy conventions.

Even Hugh Grant gets a chance to subtly subvert his stereotype as the bone-idle, skirt-chasing materialist whose idealistic, self-serving lifestyle is begrudgingly compromised by a teenage misfit and his less-than-cool entourage. Greatly textured with pertinent, universal themes and a splendid, perfectly-tailored pop soundtrack by ‘Badly Drawn Boy’, this is the most appealing adaptation of a Nick Hornby novel to date.

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DVD Features

  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • aspect ratio: 2.35:1
 

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