Monday, 26 April 2010
Good Will Hunting
Good Will Hunting is a charming yet realistic feeling movie that is very hard to fault. Will (Matt Damon) is a young man for a poor area of Boston, who is continuously getting into trouble with the law, however what distinguishes Will is his exceptional Mathematical ability. He soon finds himself with two mentors, Prof. Gerald Lambeau (Stellan Skarsgård) wishes Will to achieve his full academic potential and Sean Maguire (Robin Williams) wants to help Will overcome his personal demons. This films foundation is its script, which does an astounding job of creating characters as well as establishing relationships and a history between them. This is then built upon by a fantastic and hungry cast, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck were hungry for opportunities, which after this movie came to them in abundance, while Robin Williams and Stellan Skarsgård were hungry for recognition of their immense talents that has since been afforded to them. Finally perfectly bringing the script and cast together is the film’s director Gus Van Sant, who’s style takes us in closer to what is happening and allows the audience to feel like an additional character. This is really a movie that shines in every area, and it is easy to see why it elevated the status of all involved.