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Good Will Hunting (1997)

Good Will Hunting (1997)





Robin Williams

Matt Damon

Ben Affleck

Stellan Skarsgård


Directed by Gus Van Sant


Written by young Ben Affleck and Matt Damon before they became big Hollywood stars, Good will Hunting is about the missed opportunities, second chances and re-evaluating once life.

The movie showcased some fantastic acting especially from the late Robin Williams and the movie plot/script is not a regular, even though some of the concept can be similar. Watching Good Will Hunting now more than twenty-four years after when it was released, there is still class in this production and the plot is still captivating. This will forever be one of the best movies ever done by those two, and arguable one of the top movies will ever see.

The movie is about a misfit janitor named Will Hunting (Matt Damon) who is a mathematical genius, but life crashed him down to be a janitor. This twenty-year-old is a janitor in a college and solves a mathematical problem that a professor wrote on a board for his students. His genius also has him digesting and understanding things that will blow the mind of the average man. When the professor caught Will solving another of his mathematical questions, he tracked him down.

Will on the other side of things is having his own challenges with the law, based on some negative influences. After assaulting an officer, he was sentenced to jail and the professor was able to get him released as long as he agrees to study under him in advanced mathematics. He is to also see a therapist, his genius has him a one up on even the therapists he was to see and messing with them.

The professor refused to give up and called Dr. Sean (Robin Williams) his room mate from college to come work on Will and it was from there the movie gets its boost.

From there Will gets the second chance many never get and he got an opportunity to re-evaluate his life and give himself a better future.

The movie was not just a huge critical success, but also a financial one making over $225 million from an $10 million budget. Its critical success got it nine Academy Awards nominations, winning Best Supporting Actor for Williams and Best Original Screenplay for Affleck and Damon. They also won the Golden Globe for Best Original Screenplay.

I am sure that you have already seen this movie, so recommending it is already old news, but there is no crime in seeing it again, it will forever be a classic one of the best things to come out of the 90s.


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