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TT Cinema: About A Boy Screening
February 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm£15
The loved-up vibes continue here at TT, as we prepare to put on a screening of everybody’s favourite romantic coming-of-age comedy-drama, the Weitz brothers’ About a Boy.
Initially adapted from the eponymous 1998 best-selling novel by Nick Hornby, the film follows Will (Hugh Grant), a rich, child-free and irresponsible Londoner in his thirties who, in search of available women, invents an imaginary son and starts attending single parent meetings.
As a result of one of his liaisons, he meets Marcus (Nicholas Hoult), an odd 12-year-old boy with problems at school. Gradually, Will and Marcus become friends. As Will teaches Marcus how to be a cool kid, Marcus helps Will to finally grow up.
Upon its release back in 2002, About a Boy was received with near universal acclaim, smashing its box office targets and picking up two BAFTA nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Despite unfortunately not winning any of the above, it certainly won over the crowds – this writer included – and quickly cemented its place as a bona-fide classic of British film.
Tickets are available at £15 a head, or you can grab two for £20 when you use the code ‘boy’ at checkout. Complimentary cocktail included as standard.