Wonder Boys

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Release Date: February 25, 2000

Current rating: Rating: 4.49
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Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Frances McDormand, Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Katie Holmes

Synopsis

Following a successful first novel, writer and professor Grady Tripp (Douglas) is feeling pressure to deliver a brilliant followup, especially from his editor (Downey Jr.), who's just been fired. However, Tripp is struggling with a serious case of writer's block. In the meantime, he teams up with a college student (Maguire) to find a rare jacket once owned by Marilyn Monroe and begins an affair with the dean (McDormand). Simultaneously, a college student (Holmes) boarding with Grady has a bit of a romantic crush on her much older professor.

Based on a novel by Michael Chabon.

Winner of the 2001 Oscar Award for Best Song.

Director: Curtis Hanson
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Producer(s): Scott Rudin, Michael Douglas
Screenplay: Michael Chabon, Steven Kloves
Official Site: www.wonderboysmovie.com/

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