About a Boy

Question: It says during the final credits that several scenes from Billy Elliot were show throughout the movie. I don't remember seeing these scenes. When are they shown?

Answer: It's when Will is in HMV looking for a CD and it's on the screen in the background.

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Question: What accent does Christine's character speak with? Which part of the UK, social class if anyone knows, etc.? And also the character who's the host in Will's favorite restaurant, the one who says "Will, you're disturbing the other customers"?

Answer: Christine is from Glasgow, Scotland. The maitre d' is Russell Barr (http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0056566/).

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Continuity mistake: When Will meets Rachel, right after Rachel says "Mine's Ali...Alistair", her arms keep changing positions. First she has got them on the table, then on her legs, and then on the next shot they're on the table again.

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Will: All men are islands. And what's more, this is the time to be one. This is an island age. A hundred years ago, for example, you had to depend on other people. No one had TV or CDs or DVDs or home espresso makers. As a matter of fact they didn't have anything cool. Whereas now you can make yourself a little island paradise. With the right supplies, and more importantly the right attitude, you can become sun-drenched, tropical, a magnet for young Swedish tourists.

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Trivia: Brad Pitt turned down the lead role of Will Freeman on the grounds that it was implausible that someone so attractive would need to pretend to be a single father to meet women.

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