Wonder Boys

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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This grand mess of a movie has many pleasures.

R 2000 111 minutes

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age 16+

Don't be fooled by this film's poster...

I did not expect this film to be a hijinks ensue film with a layer of ridiculousness being added every 15 minutes. I did not care for the film much in general...I found it a bit stilted and not to my narrative taste. I was not very interested in finding out what happens to these self indulgent characters. However, the depiction of college life from a professorial point of view offers insight as to why being a professor can stunt your emotional growth and have you vacillate between being a student and a teacher. Good actors indulging themselves all over the place. And I agree with others that the film's poster offers no insight as to what this film is about.

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