Will Lightman, a rich, child-free and irresponsible hip Londoner, who in his thirties, in search of available women, invents an imaginary son and starts attending single parent meeting. But Will's hope of a continued bachelorhood is interrupted when he meets Marcus, one of his liaisons, an odd 12-year-old boy with problems both at home and at school, and also in many ways his complete opposite. Gradually, Will and Marcus become friends, and as Will teaches Marcus how to be a normal but cool kid, Marcus helps Will to finally grow up.
(Will Narrating)In my opinion, all men are islands, And what's more,now's the time to be one. This is an island age. A hundred years ago, for instance, you had to depend on other people. No one had TV, or CDs or DVDs or videos or home espresso makers. As a matter of fact, they didn't have anything cool, whereas now, you see, you can make yourself a little island paradise. With the right supplies and more importantly, the right attitude, you can be sun-drenched, tropical, a magnet for young Swedish tourists.(Answering Machine Beeping)
Kristina: Hi, it's Kristina. I haven't heard from you. I had a great time last weekend, so give me a call, okay?
And I like to think that, perhaps, I'm that kind of island. I like to think I'm pretty cool. I like to think I'm Ibiza.