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About a Boy (film) Quotes

About a Boy (film) is a television show that debuted in 1970 . About a Boy ended its run in 1970.

It features Jane Rosenthal as producer, Badly Drawn Boy in charge of musical score, and Remi Adefarasin as head of cinematography.

About a Boy (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom. Each episode of About a Boy (film) is 101 minutes long. About a Boy (film) is distributed by Universal Pictures.

The cast includes: Sharon Small as Christine, Hugh Grant as Will, Nicholas Hoult as Marcus, Toni Collette as Fiona, Augustus Prew as Ali, Natalia Tena as Ellie, and Rachel Weisz as Rachel.

About a Boy (film) Quotes

Nicholas Hoult as Marcus

  • (Nicholas Hoult) "I wanna be with her more, I wanna be with her all the time, and I wanna tell her things I don't even tell you or mum. And I don't want her to have another boyfriend. I suppose if I could have all those things, I wouldn't really mind if I touched her or not."
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "I made her put on that nice jumper."
  • (Hugh Grant) "As for his mum, she appeared to be clinically insane, and wearing some kind of yeti costume."
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "You don't give a s*** about anyone and no one gives a s*** about you."
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "Oh, don't worry, I think your mum is keen on him."
  • (Augustus Prew) "She's not keen on him. She's only keen on me."
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "Watch yourself. Shake your ass and watch yourself."
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "Suddenly I realized; two people isn't enough. You need backup. If you're only two people, and someone drops off the edge, then you're on your own. Two isn't a large enough number. You need three at least."
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "Oh brilliant. What is it? --"
  • (Hugh Grant) "It's a CD Marcus --"
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "I used to want Will to marry my mom."
  • (Augustus Prew) "You serious?"
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "Yeah, but that was when she was depressed and I was desperate."
  • (Hugh Grant) "Thanks, mate."
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "I got the letter. Thanks."
  • (Toni Collette) "Oh my God. I'd forgotten."
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "You forgot? You forgot a suicide letter?"
  • (Toni Collette) "Well I didn't think I'd have to remember it, did I? Did you read the part where I said I'd always love you?"
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "It's a bit hard for you to love me when you're dead, isn't it?"
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "There's this girl at school. Ellie. I kind of want her to be my girlfriend. But I'm not exactly sure. I've been meaning to ask you."
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "What's the difference between a girl who's your friend and a girlfriend?"
  • (Hugh Grant) "Well, I don't know. Do you want to touch her?"
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "Is that so important?"
  • (Hugh Grant) "Yeah, you've heard about sex, right? It is kind of a big deal."
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "I know. I'm not stupid. I just can't believe there's nothing more to it. I mean, like, I want to be with her more. I want to be with her all the time."
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "And I want to tell her things I don't even tell you or Mum. And I don't want her to have another boyfriend. If I could have all those things -- I wouldn't really mind if I touched her or not."
  • (Hugh Grant) "Well, you'll learn, Marcus. You won't feel like that forever."

Hugh Grant as Will

  • (Hugh Grant) "The thing is, a person's life is like a TV show. I was the star of The Will Show. And The Will Show wasn't an ensemble drama. Guests came and went, but I was the regular. It came down to me and me alone. If Marcus' mum couldn't manage her own show, if her ratings were falling, it was sad, but that was her problem. Ultimately, the whole single mum plotline was a bit complicated for me."
  • (Hugh Grant) "There. She was gone. There was no more to say."
  • (Hugh Grant) "No, Marcus, I do not want to come over for Christmas. I do not want to spend Christmas with Ms. Granola Suicide and her spawn."
  • (Hugh Grant) "I was in some strange territory. Was I frightened? I was petrified."
  • (Hugh Grant) "I am an island. I am bloody Ibiza."
  • (Hugh Grant) "I want to go out with her, OK. I'd like her to be my girlfriend, here I said it."
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "How brilliant."
  • (Hugh Grant) "Hang on, come back."
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "He's off his head."
  • (Hugh Grant) "He's not."
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "He said he'd cut me up into little pieces and hide me under the floorboards."
  • (Hugh Grant) "He did?"
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "No, but I'm sure he's capable of it."
  • (Hugh Grant) "My life is made up of units of time. Buying CDs; two units. Eating lunch; three units. Exercising; two units. All in all, I had a very full life. It's just that it didn't mean anything."
  • (Hugh Grant) "Once you open your door to one person anyone can come in."
  • (Hugh Grant) "Me, I didn't mean anything. About anything, to anyone. And I knew that guaranteed me a long, depression-free life."
  • (Hugh Grant) "I couldn't possibly think of a worse godfather for Imogene. You know me. I'll drop her at her christening. I'll forget her birthdays until her 18th, when I'll take her out and get her drunk and possibly, let's face it, you know, try and shag her. I mean, seriously, it's a very, very bad choice."
  • (Unnamed) "We know, I just thought you had hidden depths."
  • (Hugh Grant) "No. No. You've always had that wrong. I really am this shallow."
  • (Hugh Grant) "And there I was killing them softly with my song. Or rather being killed. And not so softly either."
  • (Hugh Grant) "Oh for Christ sake. Because -- she's got this rare disease and if she believes something that's not right and you tell her the truth her brain will boil in her head and she'll die. Ok?"
  • (Hugh Grant) "I'll tell you one thing. Men are bastards. After about ten minutes I wanted to cut my own penis off with a kitchen knife."
  • (Hugh Grant) "Having been Will the Good Guy, I didn't relish going back to my usual role of Will the Unreliable, Emotionally Stunted Asshole."
  • (Hugh Grant) "This crying in the morning thing, this depression, let's get that fixed."
  • (Hugh Grant) "So -- Hows it going at home then?"
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "Me and my mum? She's alright thanks."
  • (Hugh Grant) "I mean -- Y'know."
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "Yeah I know. Nah, nothing like that."
  • (Hugh Grant) "It still bother you then?"
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "Does it bother me --"
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "Every single day. That's why I come here instead of going home."
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "Yeah. When I think about it."
  • (Hugh Grant) "-- f***ing hell."
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "I didn't know why he swore like that, but it made me feel better. It made me feel like it wasn't being pathetic to get so scared."
  • (Hugh Grant) "Ah, s***. It can't be. November the sodding 19th -- Six weeks before Christmas and already they were playing the bloody thing."
  • (Hugh Grant) "I find the key is to think of a day as units of time, each unit consisting of no more than thirty minutes. Full hours can be a little bit intimidating and most activities take about half an hour. Taking a bath: one unit, watching countdown: one unit, web-based research: two units, exercising: three units, having my hair carefully disheveled: four units. It's amazing how the day fills up, and I often wonder, to be absolutely honest, if I'd ever have time for a job; how do people cram them in?"
  • (Hugh Grant) "In my opinion, all men are islands. And what's more, now's the time to be one. This is an island age."
  • (Hugh Grant) "Hello Barney."
  • (Hugh Grant) "Yeah."
  • (Hugh Grant) "She couldn't stay at my place, and she didn't have a DVD, or satellite, or cable, so we were always stuck watching some crap made for t.v. movie about a kid with leukemia. I had to end it."
  • (Hugh Grant) "Every man is an island. I stand by that. But clearly some men are island CHAINS. Underneath, they are connected --"
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "I used to think two was not enough. But now things are great; there are loads of people -- I don't know what Will was so pissed about. I don't think couples are the future. The way I see it now, we both got back-up now. It's like that thing Jon Bon Jovi said: 'No man is an island.'"

Toni Collette as Fiona

  • (Toni Collette) "I can understand why you're angry, Marcus. But I don't feel the same as I did yesterday, if it's any help."
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "What? It's all gone away? All that?"
  • (Toni Collette) "No, but, for the moment, I feel better."
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "The moment's no good for me. I can see you feel better at the moment. You just put the kettle on. What happens when you finish your tea? What happens when I go back to school? I can't be here to watch you all the time."
  • (Toni Collette) "Will, am I a bad mother?"
  • (Hugh Grant) "No. No, you're not a bad mother. You're just a barking lunatic."
  • (Toni Collette) "He's expressing himself."
  • (Hugh Grant) "No, he's not. He's expressing YOU."
  • (Toni Collette) "You selfish bastard."
  • (Toni Collette) "I mean, he's a special; very, very special boy and he's got a special soul, and I've wounded it."
  • (Hugh Grant) "Oh, please, just shut up. You're wounding my soul."
  • (Toni Collette) "When you sing it brings sunshine and happiness into my heart"

Natalia Tena as Ellie

  • (Natalia Tena) "You like rap?"
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "A little. It's by black people mostly. And they're pretty angry most of the time. But sometimes they just want to have sex."

Rachel Weisz as Rachel

  • (Rachel Weisz) "Will, how do you use this blender thing?"
  • (Hugh Grant) "You don't."
  • (Rachel Weisz) "Allie finds all this rather difficult."
  • (Hugh Grant) "Well yeah, so does Marcus. Don't ya mate, divorced parents and not knowing how to feel about new people."
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "Absolutely. That's absolutely the way I feel."

Sharon Small as Christine

  • (Sharon Small) "Oh, no -- it's just I thought you had hidden depths."
  • (Hugh Grant) "No, no, you've always had that wrong about me. I really am this shallow."
  • (Sharon Small) "You will end up childless and alone."
  • (Hugh Grant) "Well, fingers crossed, yeah."

Augustus Prew as Ali

  • (Augustus Prew) "If your dad goes out with my mum, you're gonna be dead, really dead."
  • (Nicholas Hoult) "I don't think it's really up to me, now is it?"
  • (Augustus Prew) "Well it better be -- or you're gonna die."

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