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Wonder Boys

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Original title
Wonder Boys
Running time
112 min.
United States United States
Steve Kloves (Novel: Michael Chabon)
Christopher Young (Song: Bob Dylan)
Dante Spinotti
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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?
2000: Oscar: Best Original Song. 3 Nominations
2000: Golden Globes: Best Original Song (Bob Dylan). 4 Nominations
2000: 2 Nominations for BAFTA Awards: Best Actor (Douglas) and Ad.Screenplay
2000: Los Angeles Critics Association: Best Actor (Douglas) and Supp. Actress. 4 Nom.
2000: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 Movies of the Year
2000: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Supp. Actress (McDormand) & Adap. Screenplay. 3 Nom.
2000: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
2000: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 3 Nominations, including Best Picture
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