Good Will Hunting (1997)
Director: Gus Van Sant
Writers: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon
Cast: Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgard, Minnie Driver, Casey Affleck, Cole Hauser John Matton/ Dan Washington/ Alison Friend/ Vic Sahai/ Steven Kozlowski/ Scott William Winters/ Jimmy Flynn/ George Plimpton / Francesco Clemente / …
Genre: Drama / Youth / Inspirational
Region: United States
Released: 1997-12-05 (USA)
Runtime: 126 minutes
Also known as: The Sun Like Me (Hong Kong)
Rating: IMDB 8.3 / Rotten Tomatoes 97%
Lan Bo, a mathematics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, announced a difficult math problem at the meeting, but was solved by the young cleaner Will (played by Matt Damon). But Will is a troubled boy, hanging out with good friend Chuck (Ben Affleck) and others all day long, fighting and making trouble. When Lan Bo found this genius, he was sent to the detention center by the court for fighting and assaulting the police. Rambo pleaded with the judge for bail, which saved him from prison.
In order to help Will find his life goal and not waste his talent in mathematics, Lan Bo invited many psychologists to counsel Will, but Will was very resistant, and the experts were helpless. In desperation, Rambo turned to his university friend, psychology professor Shane (played by Robin Williams), hoping to help Will open his heart.
Through the unremitting efforts of Lanbo and Sean, Will gradually opened up his heart, and the words of his friend Chuck made him suddenly enlightened.
“Good Will Hunting” is a 1997 drama film directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Robin Williams. The film follows Will Hunting (Damon), a brilliant but troubled young man from a working-class background who works as a janitor at MIT. When a professor discovers his talent for mathematics, he is given the opportunity to turn his life around with the help of a therapist, Sean Maguire (Williams).
The film explores themes of class, identity, and mental illness, as Will struggles to confront his past and come to terms with his potential. With the guidance of Maguire and the support of his friends, including his best friend Chuckie (Affleck), Will must learn to overcome his fear of intimacy and vulnerability in order to reach his full potential.
“Good Will Hunting” received critical acclaim for its moving performances, authentic portrayal of working-class life, and poignant exploration of mental illness and trauma. It won two Academy Awards, including Best Original Screenplay for Damon and Affleck, who wrote the script together. The film has since become a classic of American cinema and is widely regarded as one of the best films of the 1990s.