[Movie Reviews] Good Will Hunting – 1997

Hi guys, let’s talk about movies now shall we? 😀
I’ve seen this film three or four times, and it still amazes me every time i watch it..

This movie tells a story about Will Hunting (played by Matt Damon), a janitor in MIT, who appears to be a freaking genius in science! One day, a professor in MIT, in advance math, challenge his students to solve a problem in advance Fourier system (that’s something in math i think :p) and he write it in a hallway chalkboard. On the next day, it was solved but there is no one in his class who claims it. After some times, it was revealed that it was Will who solved the problem.

Will is an orphan who took a part time like being a janitor, builder, and mechanic. Despite the fact that he didn’t go to college, he is getting his knowledge from all the books he read. He had 3 friends: Morgan, Billy, and his best friend Chuckie (Ben Affleck). Because of his dark background, he is having a bad behavior. Because of an assault that was committed by Will, Will is facing an imprisonment. But the professor helped him in two condition, Will had to be in his supervision and have to do therapies. After accepting the offer, Will had to meet several therapists but each time he met them, he’s acting like a rascal that none of the therapists wanted to treat him. Facing this difficulty, the professor asked his college friend that became a psychologist named Sean Maguire (Robin Williams).

At first, it didn’t act well with the therapy session with Sean. But later Will actually growing more mature and became more open to Sean. Along the story Will had a romantic story with Skylar, a student in Harvard. Well, i don’t want to be a spoiler so should just watch the movie 😀

There is a particular scene when Sean told a story about his wife to Will. I’ll just copy it below:

Will: Yeah, but this girI was, Iike, you know, beautiful.
She’s smart. She’s fun. She’s different from most of the girIs I’ve been with.

Sean: So call her up, Romeo.
Will: Why, so I can realize she’s not that smart.
That she’s fuckin’ boring ?
You know, I mean, you don’t–
This girl’s, Iike, fuckin’ perfect right now. I don’t wanna ruin that.

Sean: Maybe you’re perfect right now.
Maybe you don’t wanna ruin that.
But I think that’s a super philosophy, WiII.
That way, you can go through your entire life without ever having to really know anybody.

Sean: My wife used to fart when she was nervous.
She had all sorts of wonderful idiosyncrasies.
You know, she used to fart in her sIeep.
Just thought I’d share that with you.
One night it was so loud,it woke the dog up.

[ Both Laughing ]

Sean: She woke up and gone, like,”Was that you ?”
I said, ”Yeah.” I didn’t have the heart to tell her. Oh, God.

Will: She woke herself up ? [ Laughing ]
Sean: Yes.
Oh, Christ. But, Will, she’s been dead two years and that’s the shit I remember.
It’s wonderfuI stuff, you know ?
Little things Iike that.

Sean: Yeah, but those are the things I miss the most.
Those little idiosyncrasies that only I knew about.
That’s what made her my wife.
Boy, and she had the goods on me too.
She knew all my little peccadillos.

Sean: People call these things ”imperfections,” but they’re not.
That’s the good stuff.
And then we get to choose who we let into our weird little worlds.

Sean: You’re not perfect, sport.
And let me save you the suspense.
This girl you met, she isn’t perfect either.
But the question is whether or not you’re perfect for each other.