Rent Wonder Boys on DVD

Wonder Boys

2000 Rated R 1hr 52m

Directed by Curtis Hanson, this endearing slice of life centers on unraveling English professor Grady Tripp (Michael Douglas), who's forced to confront his writer's block, fear of aging and irresponsibility as he watches a student (Tobey Maguire) surpass him. Meanwhile, he contends with the consequences of an affair and fends off the advances of a young boarder (Katie Holmes). Steve Kloves earned an Oscar nod for his script.

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Movie Details

2001 BAFTA®
2001 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
2001 Academy Award®
  • Best Music Song
  • Best Film Editing nominee
  • Best Writing Adapted Screenplay nominee
Language and drug content
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

Other features

Color; region 1 encoding; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; "A Look Between the Page" cast & crew interviews featuring Michael Douglas, Frances McDormand, Tobey Maguire, and Curtis Hanson; Pittsburgh interactive location map with commentary by Curtis Hanson; singer/songwriters of "Wonder Boys" with direct access commentary by Curtis Hanson; soundtrack pictorial; "Bob Dylan" featurette; music video "Things Have Changed".