February 25, 2000
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
Professor Grady Tripp has more than his fair share of problems. His editor is pestering him to finish a novel that has been delayed by years of writer's block. Meanwhile his lover, the chancellor of the college where his works, tells him that she is pregnant. What's worse, her husband is the chair of the university's English department. Tripp, a one-time rising star in the literary world after the success of his first novel, befriends two of his students, James and Hannah, hoping to recapture his magic. Instead, the trio get caught up in a wild weekend that includes romance, a dead dog and a frantic search for a jacket that used to belong to Marilyn Monroe.