Wonder Boys

  • Wonder Boys
  • Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Katie Holmes
  • Directed by Curtis Hanson

Wonder Boys, Curtis Hanson's funny and touching film about a one-hit novelist turned pothead college prof (Michael Douglas), opened in February to shining reviews and shit box office. Now it's being rereleased so you can see what you missed: head-of-the-class performances by Douglas, Frances McDormand as his pregnant lover, Robert Downey Jr. as his gay editor and Tobey Maguire as his suicidal student. Get going, you laggards.

From The Archives Issue 836: March 16, 2000