|About a Boy 2002 PG-13, 100 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Cast: Hugh Grant, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Sharon Small, Madison & Jordan Cook, Nicholas Hutchinson, Ryan & Joseph Speechley, Natalia Tena, Laura Kennington, Tanika Swaby, Peter McNicholl, Christopher Webster, Ben Ridgeway, Victoria Smurfit
Will Freeman (Hugh Grant) is a young man in his 30s whose life is going nowhere. But, that all turns around when troubled 12-year-old Marcus (Nicholas Hutchinson) attaches himself to Will and changes Will's life forever. Will and Marcus meet when Will joins S.P.A.T. (Single Parents Alone Together) as a means to meet single women. Will fabricates a story about having a two-year-old son, but Marcus catches on to Will's scheme and urges him to date his own depressed mother Fiona (Toni Collette). That doesn't work, and it doesn't take long before Will falls for single mom Rachel (Rachel Weisz), and now he tries to pass Marcus off as his son. A bad plan–but when Will tries to make it up to Marcus, he finally grows up.
|A Single Man 2009 R, 99 min.|
Director: Tom Ford
Cast: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Goode, Jon Kortajarena, Ginnifer Goodwin, Aaron Sanders, Paulette Lamori, Ryan Simkins, Teddy Sears, Paul Butler, Keri Lynn Pratt, Jenna Gavigan, Alicia Carr, Lee Pace
George (Colin Firth) is a British college professor who is teaching at a college in Los Angeles. He is trying to find meaning in his life following the death of his long-time lover Jim (Matthew Goode). While considering suicide, George does have dinner with close friend and confidant Charley (Julianne Moore) and shares memories of their lives in London. Later that night, George encounters his student Kenny (Nicholas Hoult) who reveals to George that he is intrigued with him. The contact with Kenny has a huge impact on George and changes his outlook on life. Firth received an Oscar nomination.
|Wah-Wah 2005 R, 97 min.|
Director: Richard E. Grant
Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Miranda Richardson, Emily Watson, Julie Walters, Nicholas Hoult, Celia Imrie, Fenella Woolgar, Julian Wadham, Zac Fox, Sid Mitchell, Ian Roberts, Michael Richard
Based on memories of Richard E. Grant's childhood, he tells the story of the trauma suffered when a young Swaziland youth, Ralph Compton (Zac Fox), is shipped off to boarding school after his parents (Gabriel Byrne and Miranda Richardson) are divorced. Ralph (now played by Nicholas Hoult) returns home two years later and finds his father now married to an American (Emily Watson), that he has turned to the bottle, and Swaziland is on the verge of receiving independence from Great Britain. Ralph finds peace in his stressful world by embracing the theatrical world.
|The Weather Man 2005 R, 101 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Gore Verbinski
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Michael Caine, Hope Davis, Gemmenne de la Pena, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Rispoli, Gil Bellows, Judith McConnell, Chris Marrs, Dina Facklis, Sia A. Moody, DeAnna N.J. Brooks, Guy Van Swearingen, Jackson Bubala, Alejandro Pina
Chicago TV weather man David Spritz's (Nicolas Cage) marriage to Noreen (Hope Davis) has broken up, and his father, Robert (Michael Caine), is dying of Lymphoma. David auditions for a New York City national morning show. Will the change to New York be the answer to pulling his family together and David gaining self-esteem in the future?
|1. About a Boy (2002)|
2. A Single Man (2009)
3. Wah-Wah (2005)
4. The Weather Man (2005)
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