6. About A Boy
Another Hugh Grant movie, but one seeing him playing a much more complex character than his Notting Hill/Love Actually/Four Weddings ‘reticent upper class British chap’ role.
Based on the Nick Hornby book, he plays a shallow 30 something lucky not to have to work (his father composed a popular Xmas song) who finds meaning when he befriends a 12 year old boy, played by a young Nick Hoult.
Heartwarming, but grittier than Grant’s usual fare.