Picture from About A Boy (2002)
Overall C+

Will Freeman's (Hugh Grant) flagrant consumerism seems to be the noblest quality he can muster up to describe his contribution to society.

Violence C
Sexual Content C-
Profanity D
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language and some thematic elements.

Talk to your kids about…

About A Boy (2002)

Will figures he has his own little island paradise complete with every imaginable gadget and high-tech toy. How does meeting Rachel affect the way he feels about his secluded lifestyle? Does the work, hobbies or passions we pursue give depth to our lives and make us more interesting individuals?

Honesty is a difficult trait for Will to practice in his relationships. How does one small white lie lead to another? What happens to his credibility when his misrepresentations are discovered?

One female character in the movie suffers from severe depression that can be caused by a number of variables. Being aware of the signs of depression can allow parents, caregivers and others to help a person deal with this debilitating challenge. For a list of depression’s symptoms see