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Wonder Boys

2000-02-22 | Comedy / Drama

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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' 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.
Director: Curtis Hanson
Stars: Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire

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Positive 79%
Negative 21%

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15 wins 57 nominations
out of 6,431 movie awards
  • Academy Awards, USA

    Best Music, Original Song

  • Golden Globes, USA

    Best Original Song - Motion Picture

  • Academy Awards, USA

    Best Film Editing


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Wonder Boys FAQ

The genre of Wonder Boys is Comedy,Drama.
The casts of Wonder Boys are Michael Douglas starring as Prof. Grady Tripp, Tobey Maguire starring as James Leer, Frances McDormand starring as Dean Sara Gaskell, Katie Holmes starring as Hannah Green, Rip Torn starring as Quentin 'Q' Morewood, Robert Downey Jr. starring as Terry Crabtree.
The production budget of Wonder Boys was 35,000,000 USD.
On April 15, 2021, the IMDB rating of Wonder Boys is 7.2/10, Rotten Tomato rating is 81/100, Metacritic rating is 73/100, TMDB rating is 6.0/10.
The certification of Wonder Boys is R.
On April 15, 2021, there were 5259 public reaction to Wonder Boys including critically acclaimed, Oscar-worthy performance, extraordinary, anti-valentine, healing.
The release date of Wonder Boys is February 22, 2000.
The director of Wonder Boys is Curtis Hanson.
Wonder Boys won 2001 Academy Awards, USA, 2001 Golden Globes, USA, 2001 AFI Awards, USA, 2001 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, 2001 Il Festival Nazionale del Doppiaggio Voci nell'Ombra, 2001 L.A. Outfest, 2001 Online Film & Television Association, 2001 Online Film Critics Society Awards, 2001 Satellite Awards, 2001 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards and 5 others.
The runtime of Wonder Boys is 111 minutes.