Saturday, October 06, 2018

Good Will Hunting

Saturday night, Sharon and I watched Good Will Hunting. This was triggered by a recent Bill Simmons Podcast. We had both listened to the podcast interviewing Matt Damon. They talked a lot about Good Will Hunting and Rounders.

Released in 1997, the film stars Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver, and Stellan Skarsgård. Written by Affleck and Damon, the film follows 20-year-old South Boston laborer Will Hunting who becomes a client of a therapist and studies advanced mathematics with a renowned professor.

It was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture. It won two Oscars: Best Supporting Actor for Williams and Best Original Screenplay for Affleck and Damon. Other films nominated for Best Picture that year include: TITANIC
(winner); AS GOOD AS IT GETS; THE FULL MONTY, and; L.A. CONFIDENTIAL.

Sharon and I must have seen the movie together, probably on DVD, but neither of us had much recollection of the plot. We were both surprised that Mimi Driver was in the movie. It was also shocking to see a very young Casey Affleck. I enjoyed it. We are going to find some time to watch Rounders this fall.

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