Fifty-something Grady is a tenured, creative writing professor teaching at a Pittsburgh university based on the notoriety of his one novel, written seven years and three marriages earlier. He teaches, struggles with his second novel, smokes pot, and has an affair with Sarah, the unhappily married Chancellor of the school. James, Grady's most eccentric student, writes with amazing speed and skill and is a constant reminder of Grady's writer's block. Over the course of the university's annual writer's weekend, Grady's life spirals out of control. His panic attacks, which manifest in blackouts, are now occurring daily.
Cast : Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes, Rip Torn, Richard Thomas, Jane Adams, Richard Knox
Writer : Michael Chabon (novel), Steve Kloves (screenplay)
Language : English