Film Review “Good Will Hunting”

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Film Review “Good Will Hunting”
Good Will Hunting is a drama film directed by Gus Van Sant that stars Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver and Stellan Skarsgard. The story and screenplay were both written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Good Will Hunting was both critical and financial success. Besides it was nominated for nine Academy Rewards in 1997, but only came away with two wins, Robin Williams for Best Supporting Actors and Damon and Affleck for Best Original Screenplay. “Good Will Hunting” is the story of Will Hunting played by Matt Damon. Will is a twenty-year-old man who is a mathematical genius with no formal education. His past does not allow him to be the man that he deserves. Will works as a janitor in one of the best mathematical institution and spends his free time with his friends Chuckie Sullivan (Ben Affleck), Morgan O’Mally (Casey Affleck, Ben’s brother), Billy McBride (Cole Houser). In beginning of the story Professor Gerry Lambeau sets a problem on the chalkboard for his graduate students to solve. Will solves that quickly. Lambeau posts a much more difficult problem. The following day when he is conversing with a colleague, he witnesses Will writing down the perfect solution on the chalkboard, but he runs off. Will meets Skylar (Minnie Driver), a British student and starts a relationship. Just after that he involves in a fighting with a man who had bullied him as a child. So Professor Lambeau finds Will in the court and helps him out of trouble with the law by two conditions: .To study mathematics under his supervision

.To be seen by a therapist
He agrees, but treats his first few therapists with contempt and they refuse to work with him. At last Sean Maguire (Robin Williams) overcomes his defence mechanism and after a few sessions Will begins to open up. In the same time Will and Skylar continue their relationship until the end of Skylar’s university when she wants to...
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