“Good will hunting”; this is an honest review about a movie that shows there are greater things in life than what others tell you.

Good Will Hunting (1997) is a US movie written by Ben Affleck and Matt Demon. Also starring in the movie, Matt as Will Hunting a janitor at the reputed college MIT and Ben as his best friend Chuckie.

This movie got a rating of 98% rotten tomatoes and IMDb 8.3/10. Yes, it is a good movie to watch.

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According to the movie, Will Hunting is a born genius mathematician who grow up as an abused foster child in southern Boston. And solve some complicated mathematics problems which publicly displayed at MIT. However, the professor tries to locate him and finally found him in jail. The professor bails him out promising to give Will Hunting psychiatric help. However, Will scares out all the therapists and finally, the mathematics professor asks Sean (Robbin Williams) a friend and a therapist to help Will Hunting.

Not a coincidence but Sean is also a tough Southee as same like Will Hunting, struggling with his past. Later Hunting met Skylar (Minnie Driver) a pre-med student at Harvard and both Sean and Skylar helped Will Hunting bring down the barriers he created to protect himself and teach him those barriers don’t protect, it just keeps him away from the people who love.

It is making you surprised that such a genius like Will Hunting never had a family. He grows up with foster families and never go to school. His childhood was very abusive with alcoholic and abusive foster dads. However, he knows mathematics is a genius. It is not clear where his knowledge came from, or whether it is inherited. Because the movie does not mention about Hunting’s biological parents, or anything related. But, with he is a super genius and lacks proper education and motivation. He does not recognize his mental capacity. His past culture and socioeconomic status living neighborhood influenced Will Hunting to never thought of education. But at the beginning of the movie, it shows that he is reading some books, But not a proper education. “I do not deserve a greater life” is the only thing in his mind most of the time.

Will Hunting’s therapist also has some problems

As I can see in the movie, the therapist is also having some breakdowns. Lost of his wife affects his mentality. In the movie, Will Hunting tries to break the therapist by describing a painting. At that point, he lost his patience and try to hit Will Hunting. Sean the therapist says, “Disrespect my wife again and I will end you.” It shows how much he loved his wife and the pain he holds inside. And, that scene tries to show that Will Hunting doesn’t want to face the reality that he has a problem. And he has an ego of taking help from another. However, the director does some great work on showing the emotions and patience of the therapist Sean McGuire (Robbin Williams). He also performed at his best in the show.

Professor Lambeau which showing less patience as he is in a hurry to take Will Hunting on the academic path which he desires. It is a mirror image of how people react when they are chasing their targets in life. And how they react to the problems and barriers that came across. The barrier here is that Will Hunting does not want to go on the path that professor showing him. And also, you can see some old waves of anger and insecurities come up with the old school friends professor Lambeau and Sean McGuire -the therapist.

And not to mention Will Hunting’s friend Chuckie (Ben Affleck). He is also giving Will Hunting his full support to make his life more quality than he is now. It is remarkable that, when Will Hunting is going to give up on the professor and the therapist and the girl he loves leaving for Harvard, Chuckie says;

“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 10 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.”

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For sure, he is the best friend that Will Hunting has and he always looking for the best to happen to Will Hunting.

At The End…

However, when talking about overall this movie is kind of motivational and implies how one should follow up on his/her passion. In this movie, finally, Will Hunting is going to find his love Skylar by leaving the professor. Not to mention, he does not forget his therapist, Sean. He went to say goodbye and leave a thank you note. However, the therapist looks like he is pleased by the path Will Hunting chooses but not professor Lambeau. He still dreams about the greatest mathematical mind. on the other hand, professor Lambeau brings his old friend who has some troubles in the past, and a troublesome janitor together and lets them heal each other. It is a good initiative for both.

At the end of the movie, I feel like the name of the movie “Good Will Hunting” summarizes the whole movie in those three words.

Good… Will Hunting!

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Hi there! I am Shamal. An Undergraduate student of Psychology at The Open University of Sri Lanka. Doing some studies related to mental health and have good practice in researching the facts. As well as a freelance investigative writer with more than 5 years of experience. I started this blog a few years ago as a hobby. First I wrote about Traveling locations and day-to-day news that feels important to write.

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