Good Will Hunting A Review Of Societies

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Good will hunting Not often today does a movie survive at the box office without computer
generated landscapes or dozens of special effects. Recently, a movie broke that barrier and set a
few records of its own. Good Will Hunting not only survived, it prospered at the box office this
season. Doing so well at the box office against such stiff competition as Titanic, As Good as it
gets, and other blockbusters are also notable. It was nominated for remarkable twelve academy
awards, including Best Picture of the Year. Good Will Hunting owes its success to the strength
of its story line. There are three main divisions of the story line that are vital to the strength of
the movie. They are as follows:1.) character development, 2.) believable plot, and 3.) Emotional
effect. The development of characters is the strongest aspect of Good Will Hunting. Many
characters by the end of the movie have changed drastically, usually due to one of the other
characters. Will Hunting, played by Matt Damon, is a whiz kid from South Boston who grew up
an orphan, moving in and out of foster homes. The movie s progression takes place as Will
changes as he tones down his life and opens up to his psychologist, Sean McGuire. The
backbone of the movie is the friendship that grows between Will and this psychologist, played by
Robin Williams. Each learn something about themselves that they didn t know existed until they
learn it from each other. Will learns not to blame himself for his being orphaned, and Dr.
McGuire learns that it is important for him to move on in life instead of constantly mourning the
loss of his wife. By the end of the movie, Will, a 21-year-old, and Sean, a man over 50, have
each grown up because of each other. A plot that is believable is very important to moviegoers.
Even if a movie is science fiction reality must be incorporated to make the story interesting, as in
Independence Day. But in Good Will Hunting the realistic view of a group of four early twenties
friends from Boston makes a story about achild genius seems a lot more like the real thing than
Doogie Howser does. Will s friends are his true friends, and from the beginning of the movie the
bond between the four is illustrated quite clearly. The turning point of the movie is when his best
friend Chuckie tells Will he doesn t want him around any more. Chuckie, played by Ben Affleck,
who is also Matt Damon s real life best friend, tells Will that every day he wishes he would not
see him in the morning because he knows Will is wasting something that no one else has. This
portrayal of a friend having to give up something he loves adds to the believability of the script.
The writers of Good Will Hunting did a wonderful job of making the plot believable and making
the characters very realistic. The writers of Good Will Hunting are Matt Damon and Ben
Affleck, the same two actors that play best friends in the movie. The two wrote the script while
in college together, which might be the reason the realism of the friendships is so genuine. A
major aspect of Good Will Hunting s success is its emotional effect. There are many scenes in
the movie that can bring tears to anyone s eyes. During one such scene Will tells Dr. McGuire
his problem is he married the wrong woman, at which point the kind doctor slams Will against
the wall, telling him to never disgrace his deceased wife again. The majority of people today
want to see scenes like these that bring strength to each character and make people realize their
weaknesses. Will s involvement with his Harvard-student girlfriend Skylar also makes for many
memorable moments that add strength to the film s plot. During one of the most emotional
scenes in the movie, Skylar tells Will if he can look her in the eyes and tell her he doesn t love
her then she will leave him alone forever. Will tells her straight out he doesn t love her. Good
Will Hunting s use of emotional characters and heart felt meetings between them makes for a
satisfying story that is also easy to follow.
Though I believe Good Will Hunting is one of the best movies ever made by my previously
defined standards, there is one aspect of the movie that many disagree with. There is an
excessive amount of vulgarity, which, though to many is offensive, I believe adds more realism
of the story. Did I say excessive? I meant every ten words or so. Still, take into account the use
of this language is somewhat typical of Irish kids of that age from Boston. Good Will Hunting is
one of the best movies of the season and can arguably be ranked with the bests of all time.
Against many odds it succeeded and left its mark in box office history. Almost every part of the
movie goes against the grain. One, the script was written by two college buddies, two, those two
writers are the stars of the movie, and three, the most serious role in the movie is played by a
traditionally comic actor, Robin Williams. However I find the fact that this movie also involves
the way society helps troubled teenagers most important although Will and his friends are very
similar he is the only one that was helped by anybody only because he had a gift is this the way
society is to function? Only helping those who are troubled if they have something to offer
back?If will was a nobody he would have lived his life in a bar and cleaning floors in a life very
similar to his friends but because he was different he got job offers from many big corporations.
These people didn t recognize the fact that just because he was smarter then most didn t mean
that he would play by their rules, or that he was any different from his friends. This is portrayed
several times through out the movie as he is pushed into interviews for jobs and therapy. In one
scene Will sends his friend Chuckie in yet Chuckie acts very much like what will would do
because Will doesn t want to become a tool of some corporation. Another interesting point is the
fact that despite Wills questionable records when it comes to the law all he needs is a little
therapy and its like it never happened. In short this story is about a bright kid who got to take
advantage of a system that wants to take advantage of him.


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