The Resource About a boy, Universal Pictures and Studio Canal present a Tribeca/Working Title production, a Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz film ; producers, Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Brad Epstein, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner ; screenplay writers, Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz ; directors, Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz. American Dreamz / Universal Pictures presents a Depth of Field production, a Paul Weitz film ; produced by Rodney Liber, Andrew Miano ; written, produced and directed by Paul Weitz, (videorecording)

About a boy, Universal Pictures and Studio Canal present a Tribeca/Working Title production, a Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz film ; producers, Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Brad Epstein, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner ; screenplay writers, Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz ; directors, Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz. American Dreamz / Universal Pictures presents a Depth of Field production, a Paul Weitz film ; produced by Rodney Liber, Andrew Miano ; written, produced and directed by Paul Weitz, (videorecording)

Label
About a boy
Title
About a boy
Statement of responsibility
Universal Pictures and Studio Canal present a Tribeca/Working Title production, a Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz film ; producers, Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Brad Epstein, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner ; screenplay writers, Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz ; directors, Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz. American Dreamz / Universal Pictures presents a Depth of Field production, a Paul Weitz film ; produced by Rodney Liber, Andrew Miano ; written, produced and directed by Paul Weitz
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • 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
  • The TV show American Dreamz is sweeping the ratings, and everyone wants to be a "Dreamer". But when two scheming, hopeful contestants face off in the final showdown, the audience gets an eyeful of on-air fireworks
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Cataloging source
IEU
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
  • Music, Badly Drawn Boy ; editor, Nick Moore ; director of photography, Remi Adefarasin
  • Original score, Stephen Trask ; editor, Myron Kerstein ; director of photography, Robert Elswit
Date time place
About a boy shot at Shepperton Studios and on location in London, England
Intended audience
Rated PG-13; brief strong language and some thematic elements
Language note
  • About a boy: English (Dolby Digital 5.1) and French (Dolby Digital 5.1) with optional Spanish subtitles; Closed-captioned
  • American Dreamz: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1) and French (Dolby Digital 5.1); with optional Spanish and optional French subtitles; Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
  • About a boy: Hugh Grant, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Isabel Brook, Sharon Small, Victoria Smurfit, Nicholas Hoult
  • American Dreamz: Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Mandy Moore, Marcia Gay Harden, Chris Klein, Jennifer Coolidge, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Judy Greer, John Cho, Seth Meyers, Sam Golzari, Bernard White, Willem Dafoe
Runtime
210
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
About a boy, Universal Pictures and Studio Canal present a Tribeca/Working Title production, a Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz film ; producers, Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Brad Epstein, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner ; screenplay writers, Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz ; directors, Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz. American Dreamz / Universal Pictures presents a Depth of Field production, a Paul Weitz film ; produced by Rodney Liber, Andrew Miano ; written, produced and directed by Paul Weitz, (videorecording)
Label
About a boy, Universal Pictures and Studio Canal present a Tribeca/Working Title production, a Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz film ; producers, Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Brad Epstein, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner ; screenplay writers, Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz ; directors, Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz. American Dreamz / Universal Pictures presents a Depth of Field production, a Paul Weitz film ; produced by Rodney Liber, Andrew Miano ; written, produced and directed by Paul Weitz, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • About a boy originally released as a motion picture in 2002
  • American Dreamz originally released as a motion picture in 2006
  • About a boy based on the book by Nick Hornby
  • About a boy special features: deleted scenes, feature commentary with directors Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz, Badly Drawn Boy music video, "Santa's Super Sleigh" music video, Spotlight on location: the making of About a boy, English to English dictionary
  • American Dreamz special features: deleted scense, Center Stage: Sally Kendoo, Dance Dreamz, feature commentary with director Paul Weitz and actor Sam Golzari
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Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
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Extent
2 videodiscs (3 hr. 30 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
WA : 2013-03-01
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)244251834
System details
  • About a boy: DVD; Region 1 encoding; color/dual-layer; anamorphic widescreen 2.35:1
  • American Dreamz: DVD; NTSC; Region 1 encoding; color/dual-layer; anamorphic widescreen 1.85:1
Video recording format
DVD

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