Admit it, youre worried youll spend this romantic comedy watching Hugh Grant look cutely befuddled while navigating the capricious tributaries of lamour. Youd be pleasantly surprised, then, to discover true love isnt the primary goal of his character, the aptly named Will Freeman. Will is proud of being a self-described "unreliable, emotionally-stunted asshole." Hes handsome, carefree and independently wealthy, which aids him in his quest to become Peter Pan as a 38-year-old cad. Until, that is, the eccentric 12-year-old Marcus (Nicholas Hoult) insinuates himself into Wills life, not needing a father figure so much as he senses that Will needs a friend. Sure, Will eventually gets a girl, but its not Marcus suicidal single mother (Toni Collette), so the fairy-tale element in this fable is blessedly absent. Co-directing brothers Chris and Paul Weitz (American Pie) have turned Nick Hornbys novel into a genuine cinematic pleasure, buoyed by the charming songs of pop songwriter Damon Gough (aka Badly Drawn Boy).