Sunday, February 10, 2013

"About a boy": a story of redemption and humanity

I heard "killing me softly" just then, which features in the slightly cheesy movie "about a boy" from 2002.

A pretty cool story and "About a boy" could easily be about the 35 year old man boy who's never had to work a day in his life, or Marcus who's having trouble in school.

Here, Marcus is doing a song at a school concert to please his mum (who just doesn't see the yawning abyss) while Hugh Grant knows that the kid is headed for social annihilation.

So a man boy who's never taken that hard route is forced to grow up and be there for a friend, when it counts. An example of the pretty common event of a kid redeeming a man and the lovely (rare) movie where all the relationships are non romantic.

I could happily watch this movie every single night, and Toni Collette - too - shows just what brilliance is.

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