17 August 2014

Good Will Hunting, 1997 - ★★★★½

The BBC screened Good Will Hunting as a tribute to Robin Williams and like The Fisher King it was a film I remember liking but really couldn't remember much about. The first surprise was seeing Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier (now of Smodcast) as co-executive producers. Then the surprise of not just how young Damon and Affleck are but just how they managed to write such a good film at such a young age. The story itself is fairly straightforward but it's filled with such heart it's impossible not to like. It wasn't surprise to rediscover Williams was great in his Oscar winning role, it's more of what he does so well but once again hard to imagine anyone else being anywhere near as good.

August 17, 2014 at 06:35PM

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