A professor, suffering from writer's block, tries to deal with the pressures of his complex love life and his troubled students' assorted problems. Despite the encouragement of one of his admiring female pupils, the professor is obsessed with his current work. He finds release in his friendship with a lonely but gifted student, but the news of his lover's pregnancy further complicates his already difficult life.
Starring Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand
Director Curtis Hanson