Wonder Boys

January 13, 2010 at 11:58 pm Leave a comment

MOVIE:  Wonder Boys

NUTSHELL:  An old has-been writer/professor has this really bad weekend and really tacky friends and all these things go wrong but then he gets off the chronic and has a baby with Frances McDormand and realizes he’s not anything special and buys a powerbook and everything is okay.

GOOD THINGS:  Frances McDormand, Rip Torn, a really cute transvestite, if you close your eyes and ignore the movie you will hear Bob Dylan and Neil Young.

BAD THINGS:  Animal cruelty, continuity problems, unlikeable characters, Michael Douglas

FEATURES:  Katie Holmes and her breasts, Richard Thomas, Rip Torn, Tobey Maguire, Robert Downey Jr., my boyfriend Philip Bosco, Jane Adams

UNCOMFORTABLE MOMENTS:  Vernon Hardapple’s face freaked me out

NOTABLE:  Contains character’s named Q and Vernon Hardapple

BEST PART:  Vernon Hardapple imprinting the Galaxie

BEST LINE:  Best line is a Pavement quote describing this movie: “Many are the men who get lost around the bend, solitary rejects with a need to spawn.”

CROWNS:  3 out of 5

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