About a Boy

Movie • 2002 • Comedy  

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Will Freeman is a hip Londoner who one day realizes that his friends are all involved with the responsibilities of married life, which 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 continued bachelorhood is interrupted when he meets 12-year old Marcus, in many ways his complete opposite.
This movie contains 13 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
Is an animal abandoned?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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HannahEalasaid
A boy follows a man about for a while. It’s not creepy
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Jezebel
Bullied by other children
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Addiction
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milosfish
Marcus’ mom overdoses on drugs in the beginning of the film as a suicide attempt.

Will also makes references to “getting stoned” as a pastime during the holidays, however this is not seen.
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Is there addiction?
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milosfish
It’s a common occurrence that Will is drinking beer or wine throughout the film, however there is no mention of alcoholism. (Not sure why people are voting yes?)
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Anonymous
a duck
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Are animals abused?
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milosfish
Marcus kills a duck on accident at the beginning of the film. Meant to be a comedic reference to his mom’s awful cooking.
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is there pedophilia?
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overturezzzmedia
A woman is suspicious of a man spending time with her son
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Is someone held under water?
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milosfish
Things are thrown at Marcus, however he is never visibly hurt (bruises, cuts, etc.)
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Is someone restrained?
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone choked?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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milosfish
At two points in the film you see Marcus’ mom unconscious after a suicide attempt.
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Sandphin
No but it is mentioned as a joke and there is a t-shirt reference to Lorena Bobbit.
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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milosfish
Marcus’ mom assumes that Will is molesting him in his home. Could offend/trigger some viewers.
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Anonymous
a mother unsuccessfully attempts suicide
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Does someone cheat?
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Jezebel
A handful of bit characters talk about their spouses cheating on them.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jump scares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Jezebel
Spoiler alert; one of the characters has a very brief vision of one of their dearly Departed.
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Yes there’s a lot of vomit on the floor/couch next to a woman that has overdosed. It’s about 23 minutes in or something and look away when the kid is entering the house. Idk if anyone gags cause I turned to sound of and covered my screen.
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Does someone spit?
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Jezebel
Little kid at the beginning blows a raspberry
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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LGBTQ+
Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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milosfish
Nothing is shown, but there is a reference to a character being kept overnight at the hospital for psychiatric evaluation/suicide watch after an attempt.
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone self harm?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Rory_John14
Marcus could be read as autistic and is bullied by other children
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Anonymous
unsuccessful suicide attempt
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Sex
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Jezebel
It's mostly it's only talked about. I think the worst thing that actually happens on screen is some brief but intense making out.
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Is there bestiality?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Social
Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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HannahEalasaid
No but there’s lots of sad stuff in it that isn’t like fully resolved
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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