Wonder Boys Review – Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire d: Curtis Hanson

Wonder Boys (2000) Direction: Curtis Hanson Cast: Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes, Rip Torn, Richard Thomas, Michael Cavadias, George Grizzard Screenplay: Steve Kloves; from Michael Chabon's novel Oscar Movies Tobey Maguire, Michael Douglas, Wonder Boys A brilliant young writer (Tobey Maguire) who happens to be both a pathological liar — probably not a coincidence — and obsessed with celebrity suicides. A flamboyant bisexual literary editor (Robert Downey Jr.) who can't tell the difference between a ten-feet-tall transvestite and a woman. A pothead English professor (Michael Douglas) with so little sense of ethics that he has the gall to be upset when his wife leaves him, even though he has been having an affair with his boss' wife. Add to that mix a pompous successful writer, an irascible "car robber" and his ditzy girlfriend, a ferocious blind dog, and Marilyn Monroe's worn-out jacket, and we have
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