Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|VALU-WONDER BOYS |
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Music Video & Concerts
Studio: Paramount Home Video Release Date: 03/10/2009 Rating: R
A dead dog, Monroe's coat and a 2300-page manuscript
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 01/30/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"WONDER BOYS (2000) - Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes, Rip Torn, Richard Thomas, Richard Knox, Philip Bosco
(Watched this on 1/29/10 in recognition of J.D. Salinger's passing.)
Douglas is a prize-winning author turned professor and Maguire his best student, but a total weirdo. Holmes is another student who boards at Douglas's home and is sweet on him. Downey is the professor's long-suffering publisher who wants to get in Maguire's pants. School dean McDormand is cheating on husband Thomas with Douglas, who is a member of Thomas's English dept. Best here is Knox, as a quirky, energized James Brown lookalike.
It's an intelligent, wistful yet often funny story of folks who face life-changing decisions that I've done no justice to by simply describing motivations.
See this one, you won't be sorry!"