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Wonder Boys 25 Feb 00

A small story with modest goals that are well met by a smart script and talented actors. It's as far from Hanson's previous "LA Confidential" as you can get, yet you still feel the assured directing hand at work that makes everyone so comfortable that in the end, you feel you've spent two hours with some real people in a real world. A

I can remember a time when where we went to the movies was just as important as the movies we went to see .... From the moment moviegoers arrived to buy their tickets, there was a sense of something special, a feeling that to step inside was to enter another time and place. - Gene Kelly