About a Boy Reviews & Ratings

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After writing a hit song, Will Freeman was granted a life of free time, free love and freedom from financial woes. He's single, unemployed and loving it. So imagine his surprise when Fiona, a needy single mom and her oddly charming 11-year-old son, Marcus, move in next door and disrupt his perfect world. When Marcus begins dropping by his home unannounced, Will's not so sure about being a kid's new best friend, until, of course, Will discovers that women find single dads irresistible. That changes everything and a deal is struck: Marcus will pretend to be Will's son and in return, Marcus is allowed to chill at Will's house, playing Ping-Pong and gorging on steaks, something his very vegan mom would never allow. Before he realizes it, Will starts to enjoy the visits and even finds himself looking out for the kid. In fact, this newfound friendship may very well teach him a thing or two that he never imagined possible - about himself and caring for others.
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Oct 28, 2014 12:53PM EDT
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Way more fun than expected. I actually really like the dorky friendship. Every episode makes me smile, and the show gives me a happy feeling.

Way more fun than expected. I actually really like the dorky friendship. Every episode makes me smile, and the show gives me a happy feeling.

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Jun 2, 2016 6:49PM EDT
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The first 3-4 episodes are boring, but after that, the show gets - and remains - both hilarious and adorable. Give it a chance, you'll love it!

The first 3-4 episodes are boring, but after that, the show gets - and remains - both hilarious and adorable. Give it a chance, you'll love it!

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Feb 6, 2015 12:50PM EST
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so funny, totally not what we expected

so funny, totally not what we expected

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Dec 7, 2014 4:18PM EST
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I really enjoyed the movie and the book, Nick Hornby rocks!, and now there is the series.
Because I enjoyed the movie and book I wasn't sure about the idea of it turning into a series, but I've been proved wrong.
The casting people found a good match with Minnie Driver and David Walton. Not to mention the boy playing Marcus.For once a child tv actor that is not just looking cute, but can actually act and handle the challenge being opposite strong co-stars.

The dialogues are witty, the production looks good and it's funny.
Where is this show going? That I don't know. Hopefully the won't be leaning too much on a will they/won't they scenario.
I'm willing to wait and see. Meanwhile hoping for a Dead Duck Day episode.

I really enjoyed the movie and the book, Nick Hornby rocks!, and now there is the series.
Because I enjoyed the movie and book I wasn't sure about the idea of it turning into a series, but I've been proved wrong.
The casting people found a good match with Minnie Driver and David Walton. Not to mention the boy playing Marcus.For once a child tv actor that is not just looking cute, but can actually act and handle the challenge being opposite strong co-stars.

The dialogues are witty, the production looks good and it's funny.
Where is this show going? That I don't know. Hopefully the won't be leaning too much on a will they/won't they scenario.
I'm willing to wait and see. Meanwhile hoping for a Dead Duck Day episode.

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Oct 16, 2014 3:58AM EDT
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A fun breath of fresh air. Love the fact that the fancy-free dude is unconsciously growing up because a loser little kid looks up to him.

A fun breath of fresh air. Love the fact that the fancy-free dude is unconsciously growing up because a loser little kid looks up to him.

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Oct 9, 2014 11:22PM EDT
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This one has just enough personality to keep me smiling, even in the most eyeroll inducing, expected plots. The kid is adorable and the crossover into Parenthood is a fun little plus.

This one has just enough personality to keep me smiling, even in the most eyeroll inducing, expected plots. The kid is adorable and the crossover into Parenthood is a fun little plus.

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Sep 16, 2014 7:52PM EDT
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Fine for a rainy day. Tough to get into but good character developments.

Fine for a rainy day. Tough to get into but good character developments.

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Oct 19, 2015 11:35AM EDT
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It was a fun show. It had it's dorky moments but I enjoyed watching it.

It was a fun show. It had it's dorky moments but I enjoyed watching it.

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Aug 19, 2015 4:55AM EDT
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This show is quirky and dorky; it'll make you laugh, it'll make you cry, but most importantly, and oddly, it'll knock some sense into some of our thick skulls. I love this show and it will be sorely missed. :):

This show is quirky and dorky; it'll make you laugh, it'll make you cry, but most importantly, and oddly, it'll knock some sense into some of our thick skulls. I love this show and it will be sorely missed. :):

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Mar 29, 2015 5:15PM EDT
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Didn't expected I'd like this show so much, but looks like I don't miss an episode. There's great acting and very well done production!

Didn't expected I'd like this show so much, but looks like I don't miss an episode. There's great acting and very well done production!