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Old 06-24-11, 03:18 AM   #1
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I'm surprised that this movie doesn't seem to be in this forum; Good Will Hunting, starring Matt Damon and Ben Afleck. Robin Williams plays it straight in this movie despite the obviously rich lode of material he could have riffed on.

A story about a young man, a ward of the state who had suffered abuse, maturing and making a life choice between a life of achievement and a life of self-examination.

Seems like an obvious choice for this forum.

Oh, it's a guy movie, for a change.
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Old 06-24-11, 04:13 AM   #2
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I don't think it's a "guy movie". I think it's enjoyable for both sexes. One of my favorites though.

Best dialogue exchange in the movie (in my opinion) :

Sean: Thought about what you said to me the other day, about my painting. Stayed up half the night thinking about it. Something occurred to me... fell into a deep peaceful sleep, and haven't thought about you since. Do you know what occurred to me?
Will: No.
Sean: You're just a kid, you don't have the faintest idea what you're talkin' about.
Will: Why thank you.
Sean: It's all right. You've never been out of Boston.
Will: Nope.
Sean: So if I asked you about art, you'd probably give me the skinny on every art book ever written. Michelangelo, you know a lot about him. Life's work, political aspirations, him and the pope, sexual orientations, the whole works, right? But I'll bet you can't tell me what it smells like in the Sistine Chapel. You've never actually stood there and looked up at that beautiful ceiling; seen that. If I ask you about women, you'd probably give me a syllabus about your personal favorites. You may have even been laid a few times. But you can't tell me what it feels like to wake up next to a woman and feel truly happy. You're a tough kid. And I'd ask you about war, you'd probably throw Shakespeare at me, right, "once more unto the breach dear friends." But you've never been near one. You've never held your best friend's head in your lap, watch him gasp his last breath looking to you for help. I'd ask you about love, you'd probably quote me a sonnet. But you've never looked at a woman and been totally vulnerable. Known someone that could level you with her eyes, feeling like God put an angel on earth just for you. Who could rescue you from the depths of hell. And you wouldn't know what it's like to be her angel, to have that love for her, be there forever, through anything, through cancer. And you wouldn't know about sleeping sitting up in the hospital room for two months, holding her hand, because the doctors could see in your eyes, that the terms "visiting hours" don't apply to you. You don't know about real loss, 'cause it only occurs when you've loved something more than you love yourself. And I doubt you've ever dared to love anybody that much. And look at you... I don't see an intelligent, confident man... I see a cocky, scared shitless kid. But you're a genius Will. No one denies that. No one could possibly understand the depths of you. But you presume to know everything about me because you saw a painting of mine, and you ripped my fucking life apart. You're an orphan right?
[Will nods]
Sean: You think I know the first thing about how hard your life has been, how you feel, who you are, because I read Oliver Twist? Does that encapsulate you? Personally... I don't give a shit about all that, because you know what, I can't learn anything from you, I can't read in some fuckin' book. Unless you want to talk about you, who you are. Then I'm fascinated. I'm in. But you don't want to do that do you sport? You're terrified of what you might say. Your move, chief.
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good will hunting is pro sauce :)
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I liked that movie. It's egotistical, because I was never at that level, but it resonated because I was a math 'genius' who became a tradesman...

there was that sequence about being a mechanic, and you fixed that guy's car, and now he can get to work, and there is honor in that...
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love that movie :)
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Old 11-10-11, 05:22 AM   #6
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I absolutely loved good will hunting..I might watch it again tonight actually :) And I LOVE LOVE *love* <3 LOVEEE matt damon.
Awesome movie !!
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Great Movie

gotta say Patch Adams is another great Williams film
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