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Wonder Boys (2000) Movie Information

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Curtis Hanson


Michael Douglas
Tobey Maguire
Frances McDormand
Robert Downey Jr.
Katie Holmes
Rip Torn





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A professor deals with his wife leaving him, and the pressure of writing a book. -- sapien

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There are some subtle moments of comedy here, but I found that the dramatic elements and emotional performances were the film's strongest pull. A very melancholy film that drives home the sweetness of life, boasting a very well-written and nuanced screenplay.

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sapien 11/30/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I can remember really enjoying this movie.

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filmbuff30 07/29/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Possibly best role Michael Douglas has ever played. A++

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03/23/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Wonder Boys" by Yojimbo

Michael Douglas plays Professor Grady Tripp who is grappling with his difficult second novel, when an enigmatic student and his drug addled publisher take him on a journey of self discovery over one surreal weekend. Probably best described as Fear And Loathing for the leather elbow patch set, The Wonder Boys is a stoner film with a difference. Sometimes when a writer writes about a writer writing, it can be horribly pretentious and self indulgent. But sometimes, if done with the right level of wit and self awareness, it can be a hugely enjoyable diversion; Adaptation is one example and this is another. It does skirt around the borders of self indulgence, but Douglas has never been less obnoxious and his supporting cast, particularly Robert Downey Jr in his familiar guise as likable self-a...

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