Posts Tagged ‘About a Boy’

I Don’t Discuss My Process – The Making of the Second Bilingual Christmas Movie Adventskalender

Mittwoch, Dezember 30th, 2009

Judging by the astronomical visitor figures of the last four weeks and the unprecedented poll participation, many people have enjoyed reading the Second Bilingual Christmas Movie Adventskalender (Trademark pending). And if DVD extras are any indication, what people like even more than being entertained, is a view behind the scenes, at how the film (or the Adventskalender) was made. So here are ten things you might not have known about the Second Bilingual Christmas Movie Adventskalender – my personal trade secrets, so to speak. And they are certainly good advice for anyone undertaking such a great venture. (weiterlesen …)

Adventskalender 2

Mittwoch, Dezember 2nd, 2009

Click the link to open the second door. Klick auf den Link, um das zweite Türchen zu öffnen.

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Minute Movie Review – About a Boy

Dienstag, Juli 29th, 2008


Will is an island. He lives of his father’s wealth, alone in a stylish flat in London, enjoying the advantages of being single and never even thinking of settling down or even having a family. All is well until he meets Marcus, the son of a mentally unstable single mother, who decides that Will is just the right person to help him. Based on a Nick Hornby novel, About a Boy is horribly clichéd, fluctuating between being overtly sentimental and just silly. The plot is unnecessarily convoluted and the film just not very enjoyable.

Random Observations:

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Hugh Grant plays himself once more in the leading role.

Nobody in this film has a last name. Am I the only one who is bothered by something like that?

The kid, Marcus, played by Nicholas Hoult, is extremely annoying. I know he is supposed to be annoying, but why isn’t he made the least bit likeable?