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Wonder Boys (2000)

Comedy, Drama

Director: Curtis Hanson
Writers: Michael Chabon, Steve Kloves
Starring: Frances McDormand, Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Robert Downey Jr.

"A weekend from hell became the time of his life."

Pittsburgh college professor Grady Tripp is currently single following his divorce from his third wife. After publishing an acclaimed first novel, he's sidelined by a severe case of writer's block. On top of everything else, his affair with one of the (married) chancellors at the university, has resulted in her pregnancy. This often humorous tale of hopes and dreams is based on the bestselling novel by Michael Chabon and features an all-star cast with wonderous chemistry.

Plot summary from IMDb: Grady Tripp is a professor/writer living in Pittsburgh who is struggling with writer's block. Whilst doing this, he also manages to get the chancellor pregnant. In the meantime, he and a college student, James Leer are trying to find a rare jacket once owned by Marilyn Monroe, and a college girl, Hannah Green boarding with Grady has a bit of a crush on him.

Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 46 nominations.
Runtime: 107 min



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