Director: Gus Van Sant

Writers: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck

Stars: Robin Williams (R.I.P) Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgard, Minnie Driver, Cole Hauser

Genre: Drama

Neilsflix Rating: A Must Watch

Will Hunting (Damon) a janitor at M.I.T has a special gift for mathematics.  Hunting has a troubled and violent past and needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

Good Will Hunting had it all.  I hate to use the term “Coming Of Age” but this story had me for the entire 126 min.  

The Character Development: Each character made me go though a roller coaster of emotions. You felt their pain and struggles and celebrate their victories, however small or insignificant.   Every character travels through an incredible journey.

The Story: There were several stories intertwined In Good Will Hunting.  Will Hunting was searching to find himself, Affleck wanted his friend more than anything to leave Boston. Williams was trying to make peace with the death of his wife.  Driver found love with a young man from the “wrong side of the tracks” and Skarsgard trying to come to terms with his own inadequacies.  All of their  life challenges  made for one heck of a movie.

Star power:  I don’t have to go into great detail here but Matt Damon won an oscar for Best Actor in a leading role and Robin Williams won Best Actor in a Supporting Role.  Every actor in this film was just brilliant.(See cast above)

Favourite Quote: Chuckie (Affleck) “Every day I come by your house and I pick you up. And we go out. We have a few drinks, and a few laughs, and it’s great. But you know what the best part of my day is? For about ten seconds, from when I pull up to the curb and when I get to your door, ’cause I think, maybe I’ll get up there and I’ll knock on the door and you won’t be there. No goodbye. No see you later. No nothing. You just left. I don’t know much, but I know that”.

I can’t go on enough about how much I enjoyed this movie.


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