Wonder Boys
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Grady Tripp is a professor/writer living in Pittsburgh who is struggling with writer's block. Whilst doing this, he also manages to get the chancellor pregnant. In the meantime, he and a college student, James Leer are trying to find a rare jacket once owned by Marilyn Monroe, and a college girl, Hannah Green boarding with Grady has a bit of a crush on him.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Michael Douglas gives the best perfromance of his career (to be remembered at Oscar time) in this screwball comedy about a college professor who's pushed into maturity by forces beyond his control; a well-acted coming-of-age saga for adults."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"World-weary has never been funnier or more fascinating than in Kloves' hands."
‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
"This grand mess of a movie has many pleasures."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"If Douglas and Hanson have aimed to make Grady as simultaneously weary and jazzed...as Bob Dylan's Oscar-winning theme song is, they have come enticingly close, with marvelous highs along the way (not just the narcotic kind), but they haven't fully got th"
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"...smart, charming, and funny ... It's about finding the right inspiration and making the right choices. Hanson and Kloves, it's abundantly clear, made a lot of right choices."
‑ Mark Bourne, DVDJournal.com
"Wonder Boys digresses so entertainingly, you forget how quickly Grady got into the mess he's in, and can't imagine where we might be headed."
‑ , Time Out
"It's an often-wondrous comedy, just as rich and surprising as L.A. Confidential but considerably less dark."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Like a favorite novel, "Wonder Boys" gets more comfortably broken-in with each return, and Michael Douglas wears Grady Tripp's scruffiness as sharply as he does Gordon Gekko's natty clothes - addressing jealousy, panic and terror in creative complacency."
‑ Nick Rogers, Suite101.com
"Writer Steven Kloves and director Curtis Hanson turn Michael Chabon's novel into a quirky goofball pleasure."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"Don't let the lame marketing for this film turn you off, this film is surprisingly enjoyable."
‑ Chris Gore, Film Threat
"Get going, you laggards."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"I don't think I've ever seen another American comedy that mixed rue and slapstick and sentiment in quite this way."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture
"One of those films where the term 'character study' is used to excuse the fact that there's nothing of real interest in the story."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"As Tripp, Michael Douglas, looking hugely disheveled, does his best work in years; playing a real character after so many pictures in which he's glided by on an air of silken yuppiness, he proves that he's still a true actor."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"I've never quite seen a movie like Wonder Boys. It is sometimes self-deprecating, often nostalgic and optimistic, but always slightly mysterious."
‑ Steven Snyder, Zertinet Movies
More reviews for Wonder Boys on Rotten Tomatoes

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