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4.6 out of 5 stars
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on 13 December 2000
A superb film in which the central character is a young man from a broken background who is an uncertified genius. A wonderfully unpredictable script and plot coupled with fine performances by all concerned combine to produce an enchanting, and often touching, story of a youth struggling to find himself and come to terms with his past.
It's one of those rare films that intelligently deals with the complex issues of relationships. None of the characters presented is there for window dressing, and each has depth, and plausibility.
Will (our main man) spends much of his time hanging out with his gang of friends, but with whom he can never share intellectual parity. Discovered by a world-renowned mathematician, who wants him to pursue a career in mathematics (what else?), he finds himself balking at the prospect. His emotional problems lead him to a therapist and the film spends much time exploring this relationship. Whilst in therapy he meets and falls for a college girl, but because of his emotional problems is unable to commit to her.
The whole film is a beautifully balanced mix of humour, pathos, and emotion. Certainly one of, if not the, best films of 1999. Don't miss it!
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I'm stunned at how good this 1997 starter movie for Matt Damon and Ben Affleck looks on this 2012 American Miramax/Lionsgate BLU RAY (which is now less than six quid). It's beautifully clean and a revelation after all these years of so-so DVDs.

There's barely a hair on any scene - no glitches - no wobbles - the colour is beautiful - and as it's defaulted to 'Widescreen' so it fills the entire screen naturally (without bars top or bottom). There's English and German 5.1 DTS-HD Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital with English, English SDH - and English, Spanish, French and German subtitles.

It's also REGION A and 'B' - which means the States, the 'UK and Europe'. So British and European film fans can buy this great movie with confidence that it won't give them compatibility issues.

You also forget how good a film "Good Will Hunting" is and was (9 nominations) - a really great script by the boys full of life observations from the real Boston (won for best original screenplay), Stellan Skarsgard as the snotty obsessed Maths teacher and Robin Williams as the hurt but earthy shrink (both shining like diamonds - especially Williams who is a wow and rightly won his Oscar for Best Supporting Actor) and the lovely Minnie Driver with such a lightness of touch. Younger brother Casey Affleck as one of the boys while Matt and Ben took the world by storm - so brilliant for such a young age.

The EXTRAS are also shockingly substantial:
A 4-Part Retrospective:
Reflecting On A Journey: Good Will Hunting 15 Years Later
The Era Of Good Will Hunting
Cast And Crew Spotlight
Academy Awards: A Winning Season
Life Goes On
Matt Damon Remembers Good Will Hunting
Audio Commentary by Director Gus Van Sant and Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
11 Deleted Scenes with Audio Commentary
Production Featurette
Academy Award: Best Picture Montage
Miss Misery Music Video
Behind-The-Scenes Footage
Theatrical Trailer

Intimate, funny and wise (in a good way) - "Good Will Hunting" still stands up. A great 'US' BLU RAY we can enjoy - and now at a dirt-cheap price. Dig in.

PS: 12 August 2014 Tuesday - cannot stand the news - Robin Williams lost to us - go the angels - you made me and my family laugh, cry and think...an appaling loss to humanity...
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on 5 September 2016
LOVE LOVE LOVE this film, being a big fan of Matt damon and the late [great] Robin Williams. Makes a change from the usual blood, guts and sex films and was watched by the whole family. A definite favourite 'weepy' film :)
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on 8 July 2017
What a terrific movie! Lots of my friends had told me how much they'd liked it, but I never fancied it until I saw that it was on Netflix, one miserable Saturday night and thought "why not give it a go?"

I'm so glad I did. It's not a very new film, but it was up to date in it's message, and It was funny, poignant, and most of all uplifting!
Matt Damon was the lead and he was supported by top actors and actresses, especially the late and much lamented Robin Williams.

Like I said, a terrific movie, you should see it!
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on 26 June 2017
Excellent buy and more than happy with my purchase and would def buy from this seller again
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on 25 December 2015
I absolutely loved this film. Matt Damon and Robin Williams are absolutely brilliant. The story itself is really nice. One of those films I could watch again and again
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on 22 May 2017
didnt really get into this a bit long and not that interesting
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on 11 August 2017
Pleased with order thank you
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on 25 May 2017
Brilliant film.
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on 25 May 2017
Very good film - gift (wish I'd bought it for myself as the recipient, apparently, "doesn't watch films!).
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