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About a Boy

About a Boy

Date: Jun 26 2002

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Hello Moviegoers,
John went with his sister to see About a Boy over the weekend. John’s sister was sucked in by Hugh Grant’s boyish charms, but Tanis has another opinon about Mr. Grant’s personality. Let’s hear what they have to say!

Dialog

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John

John

Tanis

Tanis

John:   I saw a good movie this weekend.

Tanis:   What was it about?

John:   It was About a Boy.

Tanis:  Aaahhh! Good play on words, John!

John:   Yeah, that was actually the title, you know?

Tanis:   I have heard of the film.

John:  Are you a Hugh Grant fan?

Tanis:   Well…I think Hugh Grant’s pretty cool, but he’s always kind of the bumbling Englishman in his vaguely sexy, tousled way, and it kind of gets old after a while. But, was he like that in this movie?

John:   No. In this one he’s actually a single guy who doesn’t have a job, who’s really cool. And, uh, I went with my sister and she just fell in love with him, watching him in this role.

Tanis:  Hmmm, single guy without a job. He sounds like a winner.

John:   It’s definitely that cool factor that my sister liked about him.

Tanis:   I have to admit, I always think I will be able to resist his charm, and I always leave any movie of his going “I love Hugh Grant!”

John:   So anyway, the story is that he’s a single guy that doesn’t want any committment or any family, and he ends up meeting a young boy who changes his perception on life, and kind of shows him, shows him what’s, what’s valuable and what isn’t, and, uh, kind of re-shapes how he wants to live his life.

Tanis:   Oh. That sounds really good. I’m excited to see this movie.

 

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Discussion

Though Tanis tries to avoid being beguiled by Hugh Grant, he usually seems to be able to win her over. Judging by John’s description of the film and his sister’s reaction, it looks like Tanis really has her work cut out for her this time with About a Boy.
Do good looks and an English accent win you over, too? Tell us about it on the Movie Madness board!
See you next week-
Brett

 

Comments

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sabah73

Iraq

i love canada alwys

03:16 AM Feb 29 2008 |

1 person likes this

xialiliang

China

 I haven't seen this movie ,but if i have time, i will to see it.I like movies! 

06:27 AM Dec 07 2007 |

1 person likes this

夏加春

China

       i like movie too,how to see it,i think it can progress our listening ability.

12:35 AM Dec 07 2007 |

Jerer

Jerer

China

no!no!no!no!

07:10 AM Dec 05 2007 |

轩

China

i like this film…

10:30 AM Dec 04 2007 |

Vicky. ..

Vicky. ..

China

I want to see !!

 who can  tell me how can I watch this movie ?

11:42 AM Nov 30 2007 |

ina200x

ina200x

China

i don't think hugh grant is cool.

08:42 AM Nov 30 2007 |

nimish

India

by useing utube

06:56 AM Nov 30 2007 |

heynana

heynana

China

just can't resist his babyblue eyes, though "bumbling Englishman", haha

12:06 PM Nov 29 2007 |

fuwenhaozhonghao

China

good ,thanks

06:07 AM Nov 29 2007 |

jaky77

Egypt

i cant see the movisInnocent

 

02:23 PM Nov 28 2007 |

le do xuan nhi

Viet Nam

come in this, I'm learning English very much from everyone! Thanks

07:19 AM Nov 28 2007 |

losang

China

We watch our own life through movies in tention or for fun …..........., oh it might exgerated a bit, otherwise there would hardly have any one to watch the old track routine life without any excitment , entertainment, and dramatic movment added in !!!

02:08 AM Nov 28 2007 |

jlgl812594

jlgl812594

China

i want to see this movie ,i like movie ,and i hope to see more movies

01:29 AM Nov 21 2007 |

1 person likes this

pabath

Sri Lanka

It seems like a good movie.How  can I watch this?.Have a nice day.

07:51 AM Nov 16 2007 |

China Lily

China

Good-bye everyone. I have to go. It's a good website to learn English. Thank you all.

10:29 AM Nov 15 2007 |

China Lily

China

How can I see this movie?

10:26 AM Nov 15 2007 |

lily750427

lily750427

China

 i hope i could watch the movie as soon as possible

01:59 AM Nov 14 2007 |

dint_901

dint_901

Indonesia

I like his accent! Hugh Grant, i mean…

08:04 AM Nov 13 2007 |

IMRANKHAN

IMRANKHAN

Pakistan

Well i think it is best forum to speaking power know vocabulory and understanding knowledge

and i think word type documents available in save can be  format

thanks

05:20 AM Nov 13 2007 |

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