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Release Date: February 25th, 2000

DVD Release Date: August 15th, 2000

PG-13|2 hr 11 min

Plot Summary
The film follows the life of Homer Wells (Tobey Maguire), a precocious orphan who leaves his lifelong home and his loving tutor, Dr. Larch (Michael Caine) to explore the world. While Homer struggles to make a life for himself on his own, he must make monumental decisions that will change the course of his future and deeply affect the lives of those around him.

Cast: Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Delroy Lindo, Paul Rudd, Michael Caine, Jane Alexander, Kathy Baker, Erykah Badu

Director: Lasse Hallström

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Film Colony, Miramax Films

Keywords: 1930s, 1940s, Friendship, Emotional, Love interest, Doctor, Pursuit, Transformation, Growing up, Touching

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1999)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1999)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1999)
Winner Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Directing