Their was factual inaccuracy in the movie which is altered by reality. In the scene featuring the psychiatrist challenging the genius as he says "if you say another word about my wife, I will end you", in real life, the "therapist" ended him. He was given an " I think I see something in your eye" lobotomy. In the time depicted psychiatrists always lobotomized anyone who challenged them; they always lobotomized geniuses and psychics regardless. The "genius" character is depicted as becoming grounded. Indeed.
The Accountant is much better. Just saying. At least Ben Affleck's character actually has autism in that movie, and at the same time did cool and amazing things. Matt Damon, you ain't no real-life genius. You just a poser compared to me.
How do you give no stars? I tried to see what others do in this, I just can't. Each second was painful and having seen so many films, I can tell this is just something they want you to think it's all that because of the nepotism. Should be among the most forgettable movies, a childish youtube short at best.
i am wondering why use the four letter words so generously through out the film. it is stincking. how sad the professor is comparing this bad mouthed fellow to disciplined soft non offensive religious indian mathematics fellow ramanujam. the theme is ok, but the way the dialogue goes is too vulgar,
One of the few things that attract me to a movie is its title. For a long time, “Good Will Hunting” seemed like an odd name for a film for me. It was after I watched the movie that I understood that “Will Hunting” is the name of the protagonist played by Matt Damon. And “Good Will Hunting” just summarizes the entire movie in 3 words. This title is pretty smart as it conveys to the audience that “Will Hunting”, whose behaviour is supposedly bitter, is actually true and good at heart. This movie’s theme revolves around the consequences of child abuse. Due to his trauma from the past, Will Hunting grows out to be an angry, arrogant, stubborn, and cocky fellow. As an audience, you might love his behaviour when he’s hanging out with his friends; however, his personality is entirely different in the presence of anyone else. His defense mechanisms are clearly visible when he changes subjects, refuses to open up about his past, and mocks anyone who tries to get close to him. His brilliance gives him many opportunities to bloom, yet due to his fear of failure, fear of loss, he is unwilling to step out of his shell. It is after a series of sessions with his counsellor- Sean Maguire (played by Robin Williams) that he learns to trust again. Personally, I found many learnings in this movie. Firstly, acting tough does not help you at all. You need to address your feelings and get them out. You need to learn to have faith in this world and yourself in order to progress in life. Another parallel story that runs between Will’s counsellor and his Math guide- Prof. Gerald Lambeau (played by Stellan Skarsgård), teaches a very important lesson: not to look down upon anyone based on one’s work. We must learn to remain down to earth, respect everyone and understand that every task is honourable. All in all, it was an amazing movie. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have done a fantastic job on the script. It is really a powerful and sentimental film with lots of emotions. One of my favorite dialogues is when the Math Prof distinguishes between Asian Indian and American Indian by saying, “Dots not feathers!”. I would recommend this movie for someone who is feeling low or deceived. I promise this will be a life-changing movie for you’ll.