About a Boy and other misfits

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Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult

Hugh Grant is brilliant in this comedy drama as Will, a hedonistic single man who finds himself involved in the lives of socially awkward 12-year-old Marcus (Nicholas Hoult) and his suicidal mother Fiona (Toni Collette).

Nicholas Hoult

With his uncool clothes, his veggie diet and his penchant for singing his mother’s favourite song, it’s not surprising that this kid gets teased at school for being different.

Did you remember the kid who came in with lentil bake when everyone else had marmite sandwiches? We all had a misfit like Marcus at school.

Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette

Or maybe you were the social misfit at school. I can’t deny that I was a bit like Marcus when I was that age.

Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult 

Brad Pitt was offered the role of Will in this movie but turned it down. Click here to find out why.

On ITV2 tonight at 9pm

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