Aroview: “No man is an island” is a theme explored with wit and pathos in this romantic comedy that’s plot and characters refreshingly detour from romantic comedy conventions.
Even Hugh Grant gets a chance to subtly subvert his stereotype as the bone-idle, skirt-chasing materialist whose idealistic, self-serving lifestyle is begrudgingly compromised by a teenage misfit and his less-than-cool entourage. Greatly textured with pertinent, universal themes and a splendid, perfectly-tailored pop soundtrack by ‘Badly Drawn Boy’, this is the most appealing adaptation of a Nick Hornby novel to date.
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4 stars (Very Good) Self-absorbed wealthy bachelor meets lonely unpopular teen - the pair form an unlikely friendship that enhances each of their lives. Original feel-good film, and a role that Grant was born to play.~GenXGirl
3 stars (Good Enough) Hugh Grant steps up the cheeky arrogance lurking in most of his performances, living a self-obsessed lifestyle until a young (slightly annoying) boy turns up looking for his company and mentorship. Funny and mostly likable.~Tom H