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1,078 Ratings

Wonder Boys

Directed by Curtis Hanson
Germany, Japan, 2000
Comedy, Drama


Grady Tripp, a once-great novelist, is now a creative writing teacher at a Pittsburgh college, caught in a mid-life crisis.

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Wonder Boys Directed by Curtis Hanson

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2001 | Winner: Best Music, Original Song

2001 | 2 nominations including: Best Film Editing

American Film Institute Awards

2001 | Winner: Movie of the Year

National Board of Review

2000 | Winner: Top Ten Films

BAFTA Awards

2001 | 2 nominations including: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Critics reviews

An unusually shaggy prestige picture. It’s outfitted top to bottom with esteemed, awards-ready talent, yet it has a sense of absurdity and delicacy… The film, like Chabon’s book, is about memory and creation and the fact that these concepts are nearly the same. The narrative’s platitudes are undercut by a suggestion of elusiveness, of time slipping away before we’ve had the opportunity to properly qualify it. That’s the sort of thing writers think about: qualification as mastery of possession.
May 31, 2016
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