Movies: Lad Meets Boy, Grows Up

Hugh Grant channels Cary Grant in a sharply funny adaptation of a Nick Hornby novel

No man is an island." Don't even try to put John Donne's pretty, if by now somewhat threadbare, metaphor over on Hugh Grant's Will. Perfectly self-absorbed and perfectly content with that condition, he has pretty much convinced himself that, actually, every man is an island. Long ago, his father wrote one of those awful, seasonally ubiquitous Christmas songs, and Will has lived on the royalties ever since, never holding a job, never marrying, never doing anything with his life but shooting pool, getting his hair done and chasing babes. As islands go, he thinks he's Ibiza, where the emotional climate is...

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