Will Freeman is a hip Londoner who one day realizes that his friends are all involved with the responsibilities of married life and that leaves him alone in the cold. Passing himself off as a single father, he starts to meet a string of single mums, confident in his ability to leave them behind when they start to ask for a commitment. But Will's hope of a continued bachelorhood is interrupted when he meets 12-year old Marcus, in many ways his complete opposite.
|Release Date||:||April 26, 2002|
|Genres||:||Drama, Comedy, Romance|
|Production Company||:||Universal Pictures|
|Production Countries||:||United Kingdom, United States of America|
|Director||:||Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz|
|Writers||:||Nick Hornby, Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz, Nick Hornby|
|Casts||:||Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Sharon Small, Madison Cook, Jordan Cook, Nicholas Hutchison, Ryan Speechley, Joseph Speechley, Denise Stephenson, Natalia Tena, Christopher Webster, Isabel Brook, Orlando Thor Newman, Augustus Prew, Victoria Smurfit, Paulette P. Williams, Susannah Doyle, Fritha Goodey, Delma Walsh, Peter Roy, Rosalind Knight, Sian Martin, Joanne Petitt, Cathy Murphy, Mark Heap, Claire Harman, Jason Salkey, Annabelle Apsion, Russell Barr|
|Plot Keywords||:||london, rock and roll, single parent, rap, bachelor, becoming an adult, friendship, single|
Described by some as a man's version of Bridget Jones Diary the remarkable thing is that it lives up to the description. Hugh Grant, with an excellent script that could have been written especially for him, plays a young confirmed single yuppie socialite, dividing his day into units in which to pack his meaningless but carefree, philandering lifestyle and disposable income. After initially discovering unmarried mothers as a new supply of grateful sexual objects, he becomes drawn into a meaningful life after making friends with a young boy. Avoiding a cheesy ending is one of the film's many triumphs.