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Teen, 14 years old Written byHappilyEverAfter April 9, 2008

It was touching...

I liked this movie because it was neat how a man who had such a different perspective in the beginning of the movie than he did when it ended. I was surprised at how much courage the little boy had when he got up on stage and basically surrendered his diginity by singing his mom's favorite song at the school concert because he wanted to make his mom happy. A great family movie even though the language is strong for a PG13 movie.
Teen, 14 years old Written byswagshyguy15 December 22, 2013

Great Film

This film is pretty good. It has a bittersweet ending and doesn't flinch in the intensity of bullying and also the value of honesty. The story is original, and very well-executed.
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Great messages
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
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Teen, 13 years old Written byeteichert April 9, 2008

A perfect Comedy/Drama! A Triumph!

This movie, though containing strong language and mild sexual references, is a movie everyone (And I mean EVERYONE) should see at some point in their lives! ABOUT A BOY is a charming, funny film that can teach even the most mature of us a valuable lesson: Youre never too old to grow up.
Kid, 10 years old January 13, 2013

About a boy

Very sweet comedy about friendship.
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Teen, 13 years old Written byNarwhalLover13 October 12, 2013

Ina-pro-pro

Very inappropriate for kids
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Teen, 14 years old Written byJadenp February 7, 2011
It was very good, however there is lots of strong language throughout. There are actually 3 F-words, not two like the review says. One of them is a little bit hard to hear, but spottable. The other two are very clear. Also, throughout there are many "bugger"s, "sh--"s, d-mn, h-ll, "bloody" (which in england is a strong profanity), and many other swear words.
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Teen, 17 years old Written byChristopherrehpotsir January 10, 2017

A movie that'll be charming and amusing from beginning to end!

The film teaches us by realizing that certain people will make a impact on your life when you are either a kid or an adult. You'll always have somebody in your life that can make you happy or depressed and that's what About a Boy is about. By the end of it, it'll make you realize the next person you meet could change your life forever.
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Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Kid, 9 years old April 2, 2010

About A Boy

Rated PG-13 For Brief Strong Language And Some Thematic Elements
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Kid, 12 years old June 9, 2009
Teen, 16 years old Written byMaya16 November 1, 2015

Great Movie that tackles tough issues

I enjoy this movie as it tackles divorce and being depressed. Many middle school boys will relate to Marcus. The movie is iffy for Tweens because the f word is used twice.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written byJonah_Parsons October 30, 2015

Funniest film I've seen

Some shockingly rude moments which ads to the hilariousness of the film. Watch the first ten minutes and if thats fine for your kid then the rest should be ok.
Teen, 13 years old Written byEveArwen October 15, 2016

Top 10 Favorites FOR SURE

Brilliant.