Film du jour: "About A Boy"

I picked up the DVD of About A Boy yesterday. It’s based on the novel by Nick Hornby, one of the most incisive novelists observing contemporary England. For some reason I missed it when it was in the theatres. Anyway, it’s beautiful – and very, very English. It’s easily the best thing Hugh Grant (Will) has done, and the 12 year old Nicholas Hoult (Marcus) gives a performance that is both authentic and thoroughly polished.
Oddity: the DVD includes an “English to English” dictionary, to explain to US audiences the meanings of such terms as “bugger off”, “bloke”, “bloody”, “barmy”, and “get the wrong end of the stick”…

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