Will is an orphan who grew up in a lot of abusive foster homes. I really liked how natural all of the relationships between the characters seemed. I'm sure there are Jimmy Flowers and Will Huntings that we've all known and hopefully we have the wit to recognize the talent whatever it is and the encouraging nature to make people develop that talent. The pals -- Cole Hauser, Casey Affleck and his brother Ben, who amounts to another handsome, charismatic Matt Dillon for Mr. I fail to find such a thing in this motion picture, and I did look for it the entire running time. The dialogue below informs us of the vast amount of time Will Hunting spends watching sports, and then also talking about what he has watched, sometimes perhaps for years afterward. I had high hopes for Good Will Hunting.
And you date a 30-something college student Minnie Driver. But, of course, Will knows how to solve it, and he writes out the answer on the chalkboard when no one's watching. Will also hammers on the cops a little and is jailed. But Will also has to learn that there are tons of amazing things he'll miss out on in life if he doesn't learn to trust people and let them see him at his most vulnerable. However, Sean sees Will as a challenge and tells Lambeau to bring him back each week. When Will finally agrees to get counseling to keep himself out of jail and with his girlfriend, he meets Sean, the therapist who will change his life.
I admire films that shoot high and miss. How does he know everything? Will has had a very abusive childhood which hurt him mentally to a point where he can no longer let anyone close to him aside from his best friend who is played by Ben. Combined with his mile-long rap sheet, this assault puts Will on a one-way street to lock-up. There are clear motives for each character within a tightly told story that sticks to its own structure. These are just a few of the brain-tickling questions that Good Will Hunting asks. As cinema, it's fair to middling.
I hate Robin Williams as a comedian, but i was in tears after watching his timeless performance. The language shouldn't even be an issue. My guess is that they did that simply because mathematical abilities are often seen as something mystical and mystical abilities draw in crowd to theaters. Robin Williams was the only bright spot in this black hole of a movie. Minnie Driver is compelling, and I just love a couple of scenes when she and Damon are in a novelty store, and another where she is telling a joke in a bar with Damon, Affleck and friends. The best moment for me was the baseball match when I was younger. Add Robin Williams in perhaps his best role ever too close to Good Morning Vietnam for me to make the call , and you have a wonderfully entertaining movie.
Sure, if you boiled it down to its essential components it wouldn't amount to much. The first time I saw it, I felt moved as the credits rolled. So if many people's problems are just like Will's, what are we supposed to do about it? To them, time is not to be seized as an opportunity to accomplish something, it is to be allowed to flow past without requiring any expenditure of effort. As a kid, Will was abandoned by his parents—the people who were supposed to love him most. Untill that was in order, he had no faith in himself. Some of the experiences most worth having are the ones that could cause pain and pleasure in equal amounts. I mean, come on, Kim Bassinger and Mira Sorvino have an Academy! Several problems test a broad range of mathematics skills.
The level of acting offered by Damon, Affleck, Skarsgård and Driver is good. When Will is later involved in a fight, he is eventually given the choice between a short prison term or working with the Professor on a daily basis and also attending psychiatric therapy sessions. What movie topic should I discuss next? But Lambeau tracks him down at the last second and makes a deal with the judge: Will can stay out of prison as long as he works with Lambeau on math every week—and gets some therapy on the side. In the final moments of the movie, Will takes a job with one of the think tanks that Professor Lambeau set him up with. Perhaps, then, Will has just handed in his math homework.
This one is a keeper in my movie library. I couldn't have cared less for what would happen to the characters. But soon Lambeau's reaction changes from agreement and approval to surprise. I can be elected president. Even if the acting were not terrific, this movie still would have made my top ten list. See, Maguire thinks that Will should figure out for himself what to do with his life, but Lambeau won't be satisfied with any result that doesn't have Will using his gifts as a mathematician.
A particular student may go to the library and check out a tome on the subject of the competition problem, and if the library happens to have only that one copy, all the other students will be at a disadvantage. This is one of those films that you cant help walking away from without being touched in some way. Will is then shown starting his life-affirming drive to California for a new beginning with Skylar and a leap into an unpredictable future. A ranking which sorts 100 students into 1 winner and 99 losers is a primitive and inadequate sort of ranking — if fails to reflect that right below the winner are a dozen runners-up whose performance is so similar to the winner's as to be almost indistinguishable from it runners-up who might have solved the problem a few minutes after the winner did , and that among the losers there is an enormous spread from the student who solved one minute after the winner right down to the student still unable to even understand the correct solution one week after it has been published. The screenplay is smart, the direction is sensitive, and the performances are all very good. Inducing brain damage through chemical or biological means. Sean challenges Will to take down the walls around his heart.
Each person on screen even the much smaller roles all have a defining trait that allows them to stand out while not making the movie cluttered. Sean differs from his five predecessors in that he is also from South Boston and pushes back at Will and is eventually able to get through to him and his hostile, sarcastic defense mechanisms. Damon reels off one of the most laughable historical arguments in American History. When Will turns out to have solved it correctly, Lambeau tries to track Will down. This is truly a horrible movie on many levels. It is a mystery as to what you are supposed to feel for the main character in this film. At one point, Will analyzes a watercolor painting that Sean had done himself and concludes that it reflects Sean's suppressed feelings and guilt over the premature death of his wife.
If this is the kind of revelation Matt and Ben are going to come up with, I look forward to their future efforts. . A positive: Robin Williams does a great job with his role, he always seems to do better when he is given a serious part to play. After Maguire's had a chance to regroup, he takes Will to a park bench and tells him that it doesn't matter how smart he is or how much he's learned from books. He won't pursue his relationship with Skylar, for example, because he's afraid she'll stop loving him someday. Friendship, love, pain, the past holding back who we could be in the present, acceptance or not of our place in society. After assaulting a cop, Will has a basic choice: work with Lambeau and attend therapy or.