The 2002 film, About a Boy will be shown at the Newport Public Library on Tuesday, June 14, at 6:30 p.m. The movie is based on Nick Hornby's novel of the same name.
Will Freeman (Hugh Grant) is a smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is avoiding any kind of responsibility. But when he invents an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single moms, Will gets a hilarious 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're never too old to grow up.
About a Boy was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Actors Hugh Grant and Toni Collette were nominated for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award respectively for their performances.