• Wonder Boys (2000)

Wonder Boys

Release Date: November 8th, 2000

DVD Release Date: March 13th, 2001

R |1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary

Grady (Michael Douglas) 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" 7 years ago. This weekend proves even worse than he could imagine as he finds himself reeling from one misadventure to another in the company of a new wonder boy author.

Cast: Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes, Richard Thomas, Rip Torn, Philip Bosco

Director: Curtis Hanson

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Scott Rudin Productions, Mutual Film Company, BBC, MFF, Curtis Hanson Productions, Paramount Pictures, Marubeni Corporation

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Growing up, 2000s, Quest, Touching, Charming, Moving

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    A sweet screenful of quirky chaos. show more

  • 82
    Kevin MaynardMr. Showbiz

    This is certainly the best studio movie of the new year to date, and Douglas might even be remembered at next year's Oscars. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The most accurate movie about campus life that I can remember. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com


Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Winner Music (Original Song)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Winner Best Original Song - Motion Picture