About A Boy is also about Will, an irresponsible man-child who, at the age of 38, has never held a job or had a serious relationship. His late father wrote a hit Christmas song before he was born and Will has lived comfortably on the royalty cheques for his whole life. Figuring that single mothers will be good dates- low expectations, grateful for attention- Will joins a single parents' group, pretending that he has a child who lives with his ex. This is how he comes into contact with Marcus, whose mother is a friend of a woman Will picks up at the group's meeting. Marcus inserts himself into Will's life despite the man's desire to not be involved with his dysfunctional family. Their unlikely relationship causes Will to face the emptiness of his careless, carefree existence and forces him- reluctantly, at best- into caring about someone other than himself.
The first clip below is of Christmas, when Will finds himself at Marcus' house despite his best efforts. The second is of New Years eve, when Will meets a woman whom he actually wishes to impress and realises that he has done nothing in his life to impress anyone.