- Original title
- Running time
- 112 min.
- United States
Steve Kloves (Novel: Michael Chabon)
Christopher Young (Song: Bob Dylan)
Robert Downey Jr.,
Paramount Pictures / Mutual Film Company
Comedy | Comedy-Drama
- Synopsis / Plot
- On the day his third wife leaves him and his literary agent arrives to pressure him to finish a novel seven years in the writing, Carnegie Mellon professor, Grady Tripp, also learns that his married mistress is pregnant. Seven years before, with his first novel, he was a wonder boy. So was his agent. Both now need something. Over the weekend, instead of making choices, he vacillates in a pot-induced haze. One of his students, James Leer, perhaps stirs paternal feelings in Grady and raises homo-erotic urges in the agent. Academic politics complicate things: Grady's mistress is the college chancellor, her husband chairs Grady's department, James has just shot the husband's dog. What to do?
: Oscar: Best Original Song. 3 Nominations
: Golden Globes: Best Original Song (Bob Dylan). 4 Nominations
: 2 Nominations for BAFTA Awards: Best Actor (Douglas) and Adapted Screenplay
: Los Angeles Critics Association: Best Actor (Douglas) and Sup Actress (McDormand)
: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 Movies of the Year
: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Supp. Actress (McDormand) & Screenplay Adaptation. 3 Nom.
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
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