Wonder Boys (2000)

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Michael Douglas plays Grady Tripp, a craggy, lovable English professor struggling to finish the follow-up to a very successful first novel. It has taken him 7 years, and it’s an obvious metaphor for his ridiculous life. The character navigates various tragicomic dilemmas with a stellar supporting cast including Frances McDormand, Tobey Maguire, and Katie Holmes. His editor is Robert Downey Jr. and his nemesis is Rip Torn. Bob Dylan wrote the theme song. How do you not love this movie? It’s one of those films that feels like a warm, cozy house (despite the fact that it takes place in a Pittsburgh winter), and it’s a great blend of humor and drama.

Review by Kata.

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  • Genre

    Comedy, Drama
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    • Starring

      Frances McDormand, Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire
    • Directed by

      Curtis Hanson
    • Written by

      Steve Kloves
    • Rating

      R
    • Language

      English
    • Country

      Germany, Japan, UK, USA
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