Wonder Boys


(out of 5)

Rich, uplifting comedy from Curtis Hanson, with  better than ever before as an aging college professor who has the weekend from hell fall in his lap: his married girlfriend (, another golden notch in her belt) is pregnant, his troubled but gifted student () really has some problems to deal with, and his eccentric agent () descends upon him to pressure him about the book that he has been promising to deliver for almost a decade. Steve Kloves’ script couldn’t be more deft, and the photography by Dante Spinotti is the work of a true artist.

British Broadcasting Corporation, MFF Feature Film Productions, Marubeni, Mutual Film Company, Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, Tele München Fernseh Produktionsgesellschaft, Toho-Towa

United Kingdom/Germany/USA/Japan2000

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by Curtis Hanson,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Award
Best Music (Original Song) (“Things Have Changed”, music and lyric by Bob Dylan)

Best Film Editing (Dede Allen)
Best Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published) (Steve Kloves)

Golden Globe Award
Best Original Song-Motion Picture (“Things Have Changed”, music and lyrics by Bob Dylan)

Best Motion Picture-Drama
Best Performance By An Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama (Michael Douglas)
Best Screenplay (Steve Kloves


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