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Wonder Boys

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Wonder Boys

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
112 minutes
Wide Release Date:
02/25/00
performer:
Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes, Frances McDormand
director:
Curtis Hanson
Producers:
Mutual Film Company, Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions
distributor:
Paramount Pictures
author:
Steven Kloves
genre:
Drama, Comedy

We gave it a B

The real ”wonder” is that the Wonder Boys soundtrack doesn’t feature a single WB-friendly, brand-spankin’ new teen-pleasiing artist (or even anyone under 50). Instead, Boys offers somber classics from Tim Hardin, Leonard Cohen, and Van Morrison — plus the first original Dylan tune of the millennium (the eerie story-song ”Things Have Changed”). Proven songwriting talent taking priority over mass sales appeal? Wonderful, indeed. B

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