Wonder Boys

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Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

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Universal acclaim- based on 37 Ratings

Summary: Grady Tripp (Douglas) is a 50-ish English professor who hasn't had a thing published in years -- not since he wrote his award-winning Great American Novel seven years ago. It's hardly surprising, then that his college's annual literary festival fills the former wonder boy with more than his usual quota of self-doubt and anxiety. This festival weekend, however, proves even worse than he could have imagined as he finds himself reeling from one misadventure to another in the company of a new wonder boy, his most gifted writing student James Leer (Maguire). (Paramount Pictures)

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Runtime: 107 min
Rating: Rated R for language and drug content.
Production: Paramount Pictures
Genres: Drama, Comedy
Countries: USA, Japan, Germany, UK
Language: English
Home Release Date: Mar 13, 2001
Director Credit
Curtis Hanson Director
Writer Credit
Michael Chabon Novel
Steve Kloves Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Michael Douglas Prof. Grady Tripp
Tobey Maguire James Leer
Cast Credit
Alan Tudyk Sam Traxler
Bill Velin Officer Pupcik
Frances McDormand Dean Sara Gaskell
George Grizzard Fred Leer
Jane Adams Oola
Katie Holmes Hannah Green
Kelly Bishop Amanda Leer
Michael Cavadias Miss Antonia 'Tony' Sloviak
Philip Bosco Emily's Father
Richard Knox Vernon Hardapple
Richard Thomas Walter Gaskell
Rip Torn Quentin 'Q' Morewood
Robert Downey Jr. Terry Crabtree
Producer Credit
Adam Schroeder Executive Producer
Curtis Hanson Producer
Lisa Grundy Associate Producer
Ned Dowd Executive Producer
Scott Rudin Producer
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