Good Will Hunting

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Good Will Hunting

Summary: It's seldom when a movie comes out great. But when they do, they just proceed to knock you off your feet. Just like Good Will Hunting.

It's seldom when a movie comes out great. But when they do, they just proceed to knock you off your feet. Just like Good Will Hunting.

Good Will Hunting is a 1997 film by Gus Van Sant. His later works were notably Finding Forrester, though Good Will Hunting was much more acclaimed than Finding Forrester. Though the widespread rumor that the duo never wrote the book, it was acknowledged that Matt Damon and Ben Affleck wrote the movie. The rumor stated that William Goldman of The Stepford Wives fame wrote the material but Goldman dismissed the notion.

It is easy to fall in love with Good Will Hunting. Enchantingly simple yet very satisfactory in terms of content, though some issues are provocative but yet remain true to the plot. It has everything it needs to enchant: a simple but delightful plot entwined with rich and convincing actors with a slew comedic and witty lines.

Many thought the movie's successes are due to the stars (those that aren't captivated by the storyline) since Robin Williams, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are stars of their own right. Of those that gave Good Will Hunting a negative review hit on the movie's bad language and content. The majority of the critics gave positive reviews though, finding the ideas the film explored are remarkable. The film received a number of praises; Matt Damon's portrayal of Will Hunting did capture the hearts of most viewers. In fact, Good Will Hunting grosses $225 million, an outsized contrast to the production's budget of $10 million.

Good Will Hunting Synopsis

Will Hunting (Matt Damon) was a reclusive whiz kid living in South Boston who had a disappointing past. With a number of bad crowd surrounding him, Hunting was living tough and dangerous. He worked as a janitor, construction worker, mechanic and all other physical labor that never tapped his incredible mind.

The turning point of the story was when Will Hunting worked as a janitor in MIT. As was their custom, math professors would post mathematical problems on the school's bulletin board hoping that someone might be able to solve the problem by the end of the term. Hunting could never resist the challenge and decides to work for it overnight. Solving it he post it the following day anonymously. The action threw the entire school in confusion. After several more postings eventually Hunting was caught posting answers to the problems.

Good Will Hunting was released in December 5, 1997 and January 9,1998 internationally. At the opening week, the film gathered $10,261,471. Robin Williams won the Academy Award for the film. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon won the Golden Globe Award for the Best Screen Play and the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay. Matt Damon was also a nominee for the Best Actor Award.

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