Wonder Boys | 2000

Drama, Adaptation
An over-the-hill writer rediscovers life when he meets a young writing prodigy in his lecture.
Director: Curtis Hanson
Awards: 1 Oscar win. Another 9 wins & 8 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Grady Tripp

Actor

... James Leer

Actor

... Sara Gaskell

Actor

... Terry Crabtree

Actor

... Hannah Green

Actor

... Q

Actor

... Vernon Hardapple

Actor

... Oola

Actor

... Miss Sloviak

Actor

... Walter Gaskell

Actor

... Traxler

Actor

... Emily's Father

Actor

Company

American Humane Association

Production Company

Production Company

Carnegie Mellon University

Production Company

Production Company

City of Pittsburgh

Production Company

Synopsis

An unfinished novel, a stolen car, a murdered pet, an unstable student, a fed-up wife, a pregnant lover--it's safe to say that Grady Tripp has a number of issues to deal with this weekend. Grady 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, James Leer. He's Grady's most gifted writing student. He's also a fluent liar whose peculiar behavior launches the professor on a picaresque odyssey of self-discovery.

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