Good Will Hunting review

Will Hunting, a janitor at MIT, has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

A moving story about overcoming obstacles  and realising that there is so much more to life. Good Will Hunting is not only uplifting and moving, but highly motivational.

good_will_hunting_movieIts feel-good without appearing contrived, and its full of all round fantastic performances. Matt Damon and Robin Williams in particular are fantastic. Damon plays the part of troubled youth Will with emotional depth, and his ability as a writer is exhibited also. This is also probably one of Robin Williams’ best performances…at least that I’ve seen. I was captivated from beginning to end by the fantastic performances and story. Its very well written, so well written in fact that it would still be entertaining and moving even if the performances weren’t great.

Its moving and emotional without being cheesy, which is an achievement! The characters are believable and “real”.
All in all its an enjoyable and moving film with some fantastic performances. Its well directed, although I think in this case the performances outshine the standard of filming; nothing particularly stood out to me, and I’m the kind of person that watches a film and looks for interesting camera shots and that sort of thing. The ending is a little disappointing, we witnessed so many changes in the characters, yet didn’t see the results. It ended on a rather unsatisfying cliff-hanger. Although I appreciate that some stories work better when not fully told, leaving it up to your imagination, I found myself wanting to know and see what happened next. But great-scene-from-good-will-huntingaside from that, the rest of the film was thoroughly enjoyable!

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