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Good Will Hunting

(DVD - 1997)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Good Will Hunting
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A young working-class genius is hauled back from the brink of self-destruction by a gifted counselor.

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Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Miramax Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c1997
ISBN: 9780788814662
0788814664
9781558908642
1558908641
Branch Call Number: GOOD WILL HUNTING
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Characteristics: 1 videodisc (126 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Mosier, Scott Producer
Smith, Kevin 1970-, Producer
Scalia, Pietro 1960-
Elfman, Danny Composer
Hauser, Cole 1975-, Actor
Affleck, Casey 1975-, Actor
Driver, Minnie Actor
Skarsgård, Stellan Actor
Williams, Robin 1952 July 21-, Actor
Affleck, Ben 1972-, Actor
Damon, Matt Actor
Armstrong, Su Producer
Gordon, Jonathan (Jon), Producer
Weinstein, Harvey 1952-, Producer
Weinstein, Bob 1953-, Producer
Escoffier, Jean-Yves 1950-2003, Cinematographer
Van Sant, Gus
Bender, Lawrence Producer
Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm)
Miramax Films

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This 'Collectors Series' copy is damaged. Tried 2 DVD players and my computer and all got stuck at same part. It was a good movie till it got stuck on Chapter 14/ 15.

Aug 13, 2014
  • sdelao rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

RIP Robin Williams

This review is both an appreciation of and a sad farewell to actor and comic Robin Williams, who has died today, reportedly a probable suicide, after years of struggle with depression and substance abuse.
Probably my favorite of Mr. Williams's many fine and memorable performances-- and perhaps for him one of the most self-revealing as well-- is the role of therapist Sean Maguire, who helps a troubled young man named Will Hunting, played by Matt Damon. Will is an MIT janitor who it turns out is really a math genius.
The role of Dr. Maguire won Williams the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1998, and I still recall his hilarious Groucho-like slouch to the podium to accept his award and his exuberance as he thanked the film's young screenwriters, Damon and co-star Ben Affleck ("Guys, I still want to see some ID...")
In the years since its release some critics began calling "Good Will Hunting," which also won the Oscar for Damon and Affleck for Original Screenplay, over-praised. I disagree. Damon is affecting as the angry, wounded Will, bedeviled by childhood demons. His tentative romance with Skylar, a bright, privileged and tender college student played by Minnie Driver, is touching. Ben Affleck lends fine support as Will's best friend Chuckie, who urges his friend to embrace his gift and share it with the world, even as he reconciles himself to the knowledge that his own life will likely stay in the old Boston neighborhood of their working-class boyhoods.
Robin Williams plumbed new dramatic depths as Sean, who is haunted by the death of his wife. As he bonds with Will, and struggles to help him reclaim his life and move forward, he is in turn challenged by the combative youth to do the same.
RIP, Robin. Whatever your own demons, your gifts were a life force, and you were and are beloved by so many. You will be missed, always.

Jun 01, 2014
  • d2013 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Engaging and well done!

I saw the movie and I had liked it this is based on a true story this is not for children to watch this would be good for students to watch and teachers to

Aug 14, 2013
  • RobertLR rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Great Movie

Jun 12, 2013
  • StarGladiator rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the all time great movies! Vincent Lombardo's comment below is more indicative of severely limited life experience: nasty neighborhoods do exist, and the part Matt Damon plays beautifully illustrates what occurs, and having met a super-genius in 3rd grade, they most definitely do exist and it is a humbling experience to come in contact with them.

May 31, 2013
  • clarap rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Interesting and engaging movie, had my attention. Recommend watching.

Mar 11, 2013
  • re_discover rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I am not usually a fan of Matt Damon, but in Good Will Hunting, he is at his best. Great movie overall, although I wish the ending concentrated on Will rather than romance.

Feb 28, 2013
  • Vincent T Lombardo rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Neither my wife nor I was impressed. You had to suspend your disbelief throughout this movie. Do geniuses like Will Hunting really exist? Are there therapists who conduct themselves like Robin Williams? We also found the gross conduct of Will and his friends excessive. We got the point: Will and his buddies use foul language and engage in antisocial activities -- don't beat us over the head with it!

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Mar 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

Mar 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Mar 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Jan 02, 2010
  • nadian rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Explicit language used often throughout.

Jan 02, 2010
  • nadian rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Scenes of street fights and verbal descriptions of abuse.

Jan 02, 2010
  • nadian rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Suggested off screen and sexual language.

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Mar 26, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Chuckie: So this is a Harvard bar, huh? I thought there'd be equations and shit on the wall.

Mar 26, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Billy: You're legally allowed to drink now, so we figured the best thing for you was a car.

Mar 26, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Will: Do you like apples?
Clark: Yeah.
Will: Well, I got her number. How do you like them apples?

Mar 26, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sean: Do you have a soul mate?
Will: Define that.
Sean: Someone you can relate to, someone who opens things up for you.
Will: Sure, I got plenty.
Sean: Well, name them.
Will: Shakespeare, Nietzsche, Frost, O'Conner...
Sean: Well that's great. They're all dead.
Will: Not to me, they're not.
Sean: You can't have a lot of dialogue with them.
Will: Not without a heater and some serious smelling salts.

Jan 02, 2010
  • nadian rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Son of a b****... he stole my line

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Dec 13, 2012
  • BlckHybrid rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Mar 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Jan 02, 2010
  • nadian rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Montreal - Alliance
Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck

Mar 26, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Will Hunting, a janitor at MIT, has a gift for mathematics but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

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Mar 26, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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