Good Will Hunting


Gus Van Sant’s “Good Will Hunting” is one of the best films ever made. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck wrote one of the finest screenplays for the big screen. I have watched this movie countless times and never tire of it. The acting as well as the soundtrack which heavily features Elliott Smith makes for a very satisfying movie.

“Good Will Hunting” is about Will Hunting (Matt Damon), a young man who works as a janitor at Harvard University. Will has a high IQ and is discovered by a math teacher after he solves several problems that the teacher puts forth for his students on a chalkboard outside his classroom. However, Will has anger issues and is told to see a therapist in order to avoid jail time for an assault charge. Will tries to sort through his past and future with his therapist while also falling in love with a British student at Harvard.

The standout performances in this movie definitely go to Matt Damon and Robin Williams. Williams who is mostly known for his comedic roles takes on a dramatic role as Will’s therapist that shows not only the character’s depth but his own. Damon delivers one of his best performances of his career as a man who is afraid of getting too close to anyone or becoming the person that he knows he can be.


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