Classic Movie Review: Good Will Hunting

Gabe Thomas, Staff Writer

Earlier this week while I was sitting in my room, bored out of my mind, I decided to go onto Hulu and look for any good movies to watch. I was not disappointed as I found the 1997 academy award-winning film, “Good Will Hunting.”

The film, which jump-started the careers of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, is about a genius named Will Hunting (Matt Damon),who works as a janitor. Will spends his time drinking with his friends and one night after getting into a fistfight with a gang, Will punches a police officer and is arrested. Instead of getting jail time, Will agrees to study mathematics and goes to therapy with Dr. Sean Maguire (Robin Williams). After that, it is a look into Will’s relationship with Skylar, a woman he met earlier in the film and whom he falls in love with, and how Will anticipates future failure in his relationships so he purposely sabotages them to avoid pain.

One of the best scenes of the movie happens later in the film, when Chuckie (Ben Affleck), tells Will that the best part of his day is when he waits on Will’s doorstep and hopes Will doesn’t answer because that means Will has moved on to much greater things.

Overall, this is a great film, I suggest you watch it to see what the rest of the movie entails. “Good Will Hunting” is thought-provoking and heart-warming it is essential to watch if you love movies.

Overall: 10/10