Good Will Hunting [Blu-ray] [1997]

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  • Release Date: 08/30/2011
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (963 out of 980)

    Special Features


    • Audio commetnary by director Gus Van Sant and Academy Award winners Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
    • 11 deleted scenes with audio commentary
    • Production featurette
    • Academy Award best picture montage
    • "Miss Misery" music video
    • Behind-the-scenes footage
    • Theatrical trailer

    Synopsis


    Good Will Hunting
    Matt Damon and Ben Affleck co-scripted and star in this drama, set in Boston and Cambridge, about rebellious 20-year-old MIT janitor Will Hunting (Damon), gifted with a photographic memory, who hangs out with his South Boston bar buddies, his best friend Chuckie (Affleck), and his affluent British girlfriend Skylar (Minnie Driver). After MIT professor Lambeau (Stellan Skarsgard) stumps students with a challenging math formula on a hallway blackboard, Will anonymously leaves the correct solution, prompting Lambeau to track the elusive young genius. As Will's problems with the police escalate, Lambeau offers an out, but with two conditions -- visits to a therapist and weekly math sessions. Will agrees to the latter but refuses to cooperate with a succession of therapists. Lambeau then contacts his former classmate, therapist Sean McGuire (Robin Williams), an instructor at Bunker Hill Community College. Both are equally stubborn, but Will is finally forced to deal with both his past and his future. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Matt Damon
      Matt Damon - Will Hunting
    • Robin Williams
      Robin Williams - Sean McGuire
    • Ben Affleck
      Ben Affleck - Chuckie
    • Minnie Driver
      Minnie Driver - Skylar
    • Casey Affleck
      Casey Affleck - Morgan



    Customer rating

    4.8
    99%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Good moments, and some not so good

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      Less
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      On the whole an above average film, considering the average film. Half the time it is fun and half feels awkward. Will has some working class friends, but how are these guys his friends? They don't even seem to like each other most of the time. Is this what Hollywood thinks blue collar relationships are like? Also, if Will is my hero, how can he be so utterly cruel to a woman who loves him? Not a feel-good moment. Then the conclusion feels unlikely. Is this a believable emotional breakthrough for Will, and why does he assume this change of heart on his part will make everyone else ignore his previous behavior? I like pulling for a guy who is finding his place, but at times it is hard to identify with these characters, or to go along with the plot.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very good story! Robin Williams at his best!

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      Gacman
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      This is a great story! Each year, a college professor posts an impossible math equation on the board outside his classroom. No one has ever solved the problem, not even the professor. One day, the professor arrives in the morning and the answer has been posted on the board. The professor is amazed, but none of his students will stand up and take credit for finding the answer. After posting a new problem on the board, the professor comes in late one night to do some work and discovers, to his astonishment, that the night custodian is the one who's been solving his intricate equations. Matt Damon stars as the secret genious who needs help getting his life together. Robin Williams is the therapist who is hired to help. Mini Driver plays the girlfriend and Ben Affleck is Matt's best friend. This movie launched the careers of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck who co-wrote and co-starred in it, winning countless awards. My only mark against the film is that the adult language is a little thick in some scenes, but it is a very good story. Enjoy!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An Excellent movie and tribute to Robin Williams

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      Astronomer1
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      I had seen the movie before, but I wanted to have a copy to view whenever I wanted. The movie shows Robin Williams in a dramatic role, which shows the breadth of his acting ability. This and Dead Poet's Society take him well away from comedy, particularly the manic kind for which he was well-known. The other reason for buying the movie is now that he is gone, the movie has special significance, as he played a psychological counselor who helped a special person get past a serious barrier in his life. It is sad that no counselor was able to reach Mr. Williams when he hit an even more serious barrier. About the physical DVD itself--it ran correctly, and was very clear on my TV. No surprises here.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      two master actors in one movie

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      tigger
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      Matt Damon and Robin Williams are each awesome, together they make each other shine. I had no idea 'the plot' of the movie when I purchased it, bought it based on the actors. I'll buy any movie with either actor performing in it. Robin can cover any personality, Matt is so down to earth with an intensiveness to make his portrayal of character believable. Matt plays an extremely intellectual in mathematics doing menial work (either autistic or asperger tendencies) having conflicts with the law. He is introduced to Robin portraying a psychology professor that has the insight to guide Matt to get on the right track. Made you feel like you knew them as 'real people' dealing with 'life's issues'.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Matt and Ben in the early days . . .

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      CoastalFilm
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      If you haven't seen this early work of the men who would grow up to be Jason Bourne and one of Hollywood's hottest directors, then check this one out. A great film about friendship, facing responsibility, and tragedy survived but not necessarily bested. Damon and Affleck won Oscars for screenwriting, and Robin Williams for Best Supporting Actor for the film, one that sometimes seems a little dated but still remains an uplifting story. The bluray presentation is fairly good given the age and budget on the film--an upgrade from the DVD, but not a reference quality one. Still, highly recommended for the writing and acting in this great example of a smallish film that is a success in most every way.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Unexpected surprise

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      Cashmoney
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      This movie was suggested to me. I had no expectations about it. I had heard that it was written by Damon & Affleck. To my surprise I rather enjoyed it. Surprised to see Minnie Driver as the bright college student. We all know someone that represents a person in this cast. There are scenes that makes you want to yell at the tv. I enjoyed Robin Williams (RIP) in his role as the psychologist. If u haven't seen it, u should watch it. There really should have been a sequel to this.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie!

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      redandblack6s

      This is a great movie, my wife and I love it! This film does a great job of getting you in touch with each character. The acting is fantastic, (suprisingly even Ben Affleck). It was co-written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. (Ben Affleck should stick to writing and quit trying to act.) For once, a movie won some awards that deserved it! (It seems like these days that all the films that win awards are the ones nobody likes.) I highly recommend this film! Also, another great Robin Williams film, (that deserved the award it got, and should have gotten more), is What Dreams May Come.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Introspective 'hunting' of one's self in the world

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      Irishlad70

      A fantastic film directed by Gus Van Sant and winner of the best screenplay Oscar, Good Will Hunting is a heartfelt look into the lives of two men, Will Hunting (Matt Damon) and Sean McGuire (Robin Williams). Hunting is a 'boy genius from Southie' and McGuire is the therapist that finally breaks through his tough exterior. Fantastically written with beautiful cinematography shot throughout the Boston area, Good Will Hunting breaks down relationships and heartache to expose the 'good' in the world. Touching, highly sentimental and witty. Great film!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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