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Sunday, 13 September 2015


Director Gus Van Sant puts aside his usual artistic quirkiness and lets then unknown actors Ben Affleck & Matt Damon's script shine in the broad-minded character piece, Good Will Hunting.
A troubled janitor turns out to be a mathematical genius, who'd rather drink & fight and has a smart-ass answer to everything but the purpose of his own life.  Here he meets a mild-mannered yet eccentric community college psychologist that seems to be the only person that truly understands him.  The film is about experience being more than knowledge, insecurities, finding one-self growing-up, class differences and just about everything else Van Sant poetically explored in My Own Private Idaho and Drugstore Cowboy.  There's some beautifully crafted character moments between Damon & Robin Williams which will enthrall by the performances alone.
A wonderfully crafted film that tugs at the heart-strings in all the right places that'll make you think about the choices you've made.

4 apples out of 5

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