Wonder Boys

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 19 wins & 46 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.4
Metacritic:
73
Rotten Tomatoes:
81%
R
Year:
2000
107 min
Website
444 Views


GRADY watches Sara take the programs, turn, and spot him.

There is the slightest of hesitations, then....

SARA:

Professor Tripp.

GRADY:

Chancellor.

SARA:

I got the message you called.

GRADY:

I got the message you called too.

This hangs in the air, awkward somehow, then both nod and

continue on, without so much as a backward glance.

3INT. GRADY'S CAR - MOVING

The RADIO BLASTS as GRADY pops the glove box, removes a

JOINT as big as his pinky, and wheels his DARK MAROON '66

GALAXIE RAGTOP away from campus, cruising under another

BANNER:

WELCOME TO WORDFEST FEBRUARY 26-28

4EXT. GALAXIE - MOVING.. - PITTSBURGH

GRADY cruises past the three rivers and modest

skyscrapers of downtown, sipping at the weed.

5INT. PITTSBURGH AIRPORT

GRADY rides the long, automated treadmill that runs half

the length of the terminal, until...

6INT. ARRIVAL GATE - PITTSBURGH AIRPORT

...TERRY CRABTREE--Grady's editor and friend-exits the

tunnel with a STUNNING YOUNG WOMAN in a skin-tight black

dress, bright red topcoat, and three-inch spike heels.

Grinning devilishly, Crabtree whispers something in the

woman's ear, then spots Grady.

CRABTREE:

Tripp!

GRADY:

How are you, Crabtree?

CRABTREE:

Brimming. Say hello to my new friend, Miss

Antonia. . .uh. . . .

WOMAN:

Sloviak.

CRABTREE:

I took the liberty of inviting Antonia to

tonight's festivities. You don't mind, do you.

Trip? ?

GRADY:

(a slight beat)

The more the merrier.

MISS SLOVIAK:

Terry was telling me about you on the plane.

It was ail so interesting.

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Steve Kloves

Stephen Keith "Steve" Kloves (born March 18, 1960) is an American screenwriter, film director and producer, who mainly renowned for his adaptations of novels, especially for the Harry Potter film series and for Wonder Boys. more…

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