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About a boy (Motion picture)

Will Lightman is a good-lookin, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is avoiding any kind of responsibility.

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  • "Boy"@en
  • "About a boy <dt.&gt"
  • "About a boy"
  • "About a boy"@it
  • "About a boy"@pl
  • "À propos d'un gamin"
  • "Novel about a boy"
  • "About a Boy"
  • "Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute Scripts Collection"@en
  • "Scripts Collection"@en

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  • "Kinder sind so ungefähr das letzte, was sich Will Freeman, 36 Jahre alt und überzeugter Single, wünscht. Er lebt gut und faul von den Tantiemen eines Weihnachtslieds, das sein Vater 1938 komponiert hat. Seine Tage verbringt er mit Nichtstun, und für die Abende bemüht er sich zur Abwechslung mal um junge, alleinerziehende und gutaussehende Mütter. Marcus mit seinen zwölf Jahren hat ganz andere Probleme. Seine Eltern haben sich getrennt, und seine Mutter hat die beängstigende Neigung, beim Frühstück zu weinen. Ausserdem hasst sie Turnschuhe an Kinderfüssen. Die falsche Kleidung, der falsche Haarschnitt und eine von der Mutter geerbte musikalische Neigung für Joni Mitchell machen Marcus in der Schule zum Aussenseiter. Zum Glück bringt ihn das Schicksal mit Will zusammen, der Experte in Mode und Popmusik und Fussball ist. Marcus merkt bald, wie nützlich ihm Will beim Aufbau einer neuen Persönlichkeit sein kann. Fast gegen seinen Willen gerät Will so in den Sog von Kindern und Müttern."
  • "Récit d'un jeune Anglais qui, pour arriver à séduire les mères de famille divorcées (pour lesquelles il a une très forte attirance), s'invente un fils. A partir de ce personnage fabulateur, l'auteur saisit d'un trait caustique les malaises diffus de ses contemporains. Un regard lucide sur la société anglaise d'aujourd'hui."
  • "Een man raakt bevriend met een opstandige puber die op zoek is naar een minnaar voor zijn depressieve moeder."
  • "This title is also available as a film."
  • "Will Lightman is a good-lookin, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is avoiding any kind of responsibility."@en
  • "A comedy on a bachelor in London who specializes in affairs with single mothers. To improve his chances, he joins a single parents' association and gets a boy to pretend he is his son."@en
  • "A comedy on a bachelor in London who specializes in affairs with single mothers. To improve his chances, he joins a single parents' association and gets a boy to pretend he is his son."
  • "Will Lightman is a good-lookin, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is avoiding any kind of responsibility."
  • "Press kit includes 1 booklet and 1 CD."@en
  • "Will, a thirty-six-year-old London bachelor, undergoes a change in his outlook about marriage and children when he lies to join a single parents group in order to meet women, and becomes friends with a needy twelve-year-old named Marcus."@en
  • "A comedy about a bachelor in London who specializes in affairs with single mothers. To improve his chances, he joins a single parents' association and gets a boy to pretend he is his son."
  • "Will Freeman wants an easy life with no responsibilities. But then he meets Marcus - an unusual twelve-year-old boy with serious problems."@en
  • "Will Freeman wants an easy life with no responsibilities. But then he meets Marcus - an unusual twelve-year-old boy with serious problems."
  • "Will is thirty-six but acts like a teenager. He reads the right magazines, goes to the right clubs and knows which sneakers to wear. He's also discovered a great way to score with women - at single parents' groups, full of available mothers, all waiting for Mr Nice. That's where he meets Marcus, the oldest twelve-year-old in the world. Marcus is a bit strange: he listens to Mozart, looks after his mum and has never even owned a pair of sneakers. Perhaps if Will can teach Marcus how to be a kid, Marcus can help Will grow up."@en
  • "Thirty-something, unmarried and very cool Londoner, Will Lightman's search for eligible young women leads him to invent a young son so as to join Single Parents Alone Together, a support group for single parents. As he is very proud of his superficiality, it appears at first to be the perfect solution, a place to meet beautiful women with whom he can have brief affairs but who will eventually dump him in favor of someone more suitable. Complications set in when Will meets Marcus, an impossibly uncool, twelve year old. Once Will lets Marcus into his life, he finds that not only is he capable of getting close to another person but it can be a good thing as well."@en
  • ""Will Freeman wants an easy life with no responsibilities. But then he meets Marcus, an unusual twelve-year-old boy with serious problems. About a boy is a modern classic, a very funny story about a very serious subject: love. It's also a popular movie starring Hugh Grant."--Page 4 of cover."
  • "La rencontre inopinée mais réciproquement gratifiante d'un égocentrique adolescent de 36 ans en train de perdre sa vie et d'un gamin de 12 ans qui s'accroche à lui. Humour, patience et tendresse."
  • "Récit d'un jeune Anglais qui, pour arriver à séduire les mères de famille divorcées (pour lesquelles il a une très forte attirance), s'invente un fils. A partir de ce personnage fabulateur, l'auteur saisit d'un trait caustique les malaises diffus de ses contemporains. Un regard lucide sur la société anglaise contemporaine."
  • "Will trades his lack of enthusiasm toward children for a date with a truly beautiful woman who is also a single mother."@en
  • "Will Lightman is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is avoiding any kind of responsibility. But when he invents an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single moms, Will gets a hilarious lesson about life from a bright, but hopelessly geeky 12-year-old named Marcus."@en
  • "Will is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is to avoid any kind of responsibility. So he decides to invent an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single moms. Will gets a lesson about life from a bright but hopelessly geeky 12-year-old named Marcus. Now, as Will struggles to teach Marcus the art of being cool, Marcus teaches Will that you are never too cool to grow up.--"
  • "Een jongen. - Een man raakt bevriend met een opstandige puber die op zoek is naar een minnaar voor zijn depressieve moeder."
  • "A box-office smash in England, About a Boy went on to charm the world as another fine adaptation (following High Fidelity) of a popular Nick Hornby novel. While High Fidelity transplanted its London charm to Chicago, this irresistible comedy was directed by Americans Chris and Paul Weitz (American Pie) with its British pedigree intact. Better yet, Hugh Grant is perfectly cast as Will, a self-absorbed trust-fund slacker who tries to improve his romantic odds by preying on desperate single mothers. His cynical strategy backfires when he recruits the misfit son (Nicholas Hoult) of a suicidal mother (Toni Collette) to pose as his own son, thus proving his parental prowess to his latest single-mom target (Rachel Weisz). The kid has a warming effect on this ultimate cad, and what could have been a sappy tearjerker turns into a subtle, frequently hilarious portrait of familial quirks and elevated self-esteem. From start to finish, it's a genuine treat."@en
  • "Eenvoudige navertelling van de roman over een man die bevriend raakt met een opstandige puber die op zoek is naar een minnaar voor zijn depressieve moeder."
  • "'How cool was Will Freeman?' Too cool! At thirty-six, he's as hip as a teenager. He's single, child-free, goes to the right clubs and knows which trainers to wear. He's also found a great way to score with women - attend single parents' groups full of available (and grateful) mothers, all hoping to meet a 'nice guy'."@en

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  • "Movie novels"
  • "Young adult fiction"
  • "Powieść angielska"@pl
  • "Love stories"
  • "Love stories"@en
  • "General fiction"
  • "Sprachübungstext"
  • "Translations"
  • "Romans (teksten)"
  • "Humorous fiction"
  • "Humorous fiction"@en
  • "CD"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Jugendbuch"
  • "Popular literature"
  • "CD-ROM"
  • "Large type books"@en
  • "Domestic fiction"
  • "Belletristische Darstellung"
  • "Anglické romány"
  • "Young adult works"
  • "Humorous stories"
  • "Humorous stories"@en
  • "Readers"
  • "Barndomsskildringar"@sv
  • "Audiobooks"
  • "Bildungsromans"@en
  • "Bildungsromans"
  • "Erzählende Literatur: Gegenwartsliteratur ab 1945"
  • "English fiction"

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  • "The About a boy glossary"
  • "About a boy (Motion picture)"@en
  • "About a boy : book discussion kit"@en
  • "Egy fiúról"
  • "Sve zbog jednog djecaka"
  • "About a boy Roman"
  • "About a boy [Hauptband]"
  • "Sve zbog jednog dječaka"
  • "About a boy [Adult new reader : level 4]"@en
  • "Anak itu dan aku"
  • "Érase una vez un padre"
  • "Érase una vez un padre"@es
  • "Мой мальчик : роман"
  • "A propos d'un gamin"
  • "Un ragazzo : romanzo"
  • "À propos d'un gamin"
  • "Un ragazzo : romanzo"@it
  • "Totul despre băieţi"
  • "About a boy : [screenplay]"
  • "About a boy : [screenplay]"@en
  • "About a boy. [3], [Lektürehilfe] : [ausführliche Inhaltsangabe mit Interpretation ; plus Abitur-Fragen mit Lösungen]"
  • "Moĭ malʹchik : roman"
  • "Moi malchik : roman"
  • "Moi mal'chik"
  • "Una mena de pare"
  • "Fei guan nan hai"
  • "어바웃어보이 = About a boy"
  • "About a boy oder Der Tag der toten Ente : Roman"
  • "Om en pojke"
  • "Om en pojke"@sv
  • "Omkring en dreng"@da
  • "About a boy"@en
  • "About a boy"
  • "About a boy"@da
  • "Moĭ malʹchik"
  • "Un Gran chico"
  • "Totul Despre Baieti"
  • "Totul despre băieţi : [roman]"
  • "Un ragazzo"
  • "Un ragazzo"@it
  • "About a boy : Roman"
  • "About a boy : roman"@en
  • "About a boy. [3], [Lektürehilfe] : ausführliche Inhaltsangabe mit Interpretation, plus Abitur-Fragen mit Lösungen"
  • "About a boy, oder, Der Tag der toten Ente : Roman"
  • "Pour un garçon (A propos d'un gamin)"
  • "Bir erkek hakkında"
  • "Um grande garoto"@pt
  • "Um grande garoto"
  • "Fei guan nan hai = About a boy"
  • "Fei guan nan hal = About a boy"
  • "非關男孩"
  • "About a boy oder: der Tag der toten Ente Roman"
  • "About a boy Teacher's manual. / By Peter Bruck"
  • "À propos d'un gamin : roman"
  • "Un gran chico"
  • "Un gran chico"@es
  • "ABOUT A BOY"
  • "About a Boy : Roman"
  • "About a Boy Roman"
  • "About a boy - oder: der Tag der toten Ente : Roman"
  • "Pour un garçon : à propos d'un gamin : roman"
  • "Był sobie chłopiec"
  • "Był sobie chłopiec"@pl
  • "A propos d'un gamin = About a boy"
  • "非关男孩 = About a boy"
  • "About a boy [Hauptbd.]"
  • "Een jongen"
  • "Jak na věc"
  • "About a boy Teacher's guide. Unterrichtshinweise und Kopiervorlagen / Silke Horst ; Nina Schwarz"
  • "Á propos d'un gamin"
  • "Za edno dete"
  • "About a boy : [press kit]"@en
  • "Sve o dečaku"
  • "Erase una vez un padre"
  • "Una Mena de pare"@ca
  • "Poika"
  • "Sve o decaku"
  • "Poika"@fi
  • "Ŏbaut ŏ boi = About a boy"
  • "About a Boy"@en
  • "About a Boy"
  • "About a boy <dt.&gt"
  • "Moĭ mal'chik"

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