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Good Will Hunting [Blu-ray + Digital Copy] (1997)

Robin Williams , Matt Damon , Gus Van Sant  |  R |  Blu-ray
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (765 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård, Minnie Driver
  • Directors: Gus Van Sant
  • Writers: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck
  • Producers: Bob Weinstein, Chris Moore, Harvey Weinstein, Jonathan Gordon, Kevin Smith
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Lionsgate Miramax
  • DVD Release Date: August 30, 2011
  • Run Time: 126 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (765 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0055OTJQC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,211 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Special Features

• Audio Commentary
• Deleted Scenes
• Production Featurette
• Theatrical Trailer
• “Miss Misery” Music Video
• Academy Awards Best Picture Montage
• Behind-the- Scenes Footage

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A true motion picture phenomenon, this triumphant story was nominated for 9 Academy Awards(R) -- winning Oscars for Robin Williams (Best Supporting Actor) and hot newcomers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck (Best Original Screenplay). The most brilliant mind at America's top university isn't a student ... he's the kid who cleans the floors! Will Hunting (Damon) is a headstrong, working-class genius who's failing the lessons of life. After one too many run-ins with the law, Will's last chance is a psychology professor (Williams), who might be the only man who can reach him! With acclaimed performances from Academy Award(R)-nominee Minnie Driver (Grosse Pointe Blank) and Ben Affleck (Shakespeare in Love, The Town) -- you'll find Good Will Hunting a powerful and unforgettable movie experience!

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143 of 154 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good film crafting May 7, 2000
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
There were few films in 1997 that enjoyed more publicity than Good Will Hunting. Most of the hype centered on the two tyro actors who penned the screenplay. It seems that they had been friends for years and in between college obligations, drinking and socialising, they had been toying with a script on the side. What started out as a rather average comedy, soon evolved into a sophisticated drama. In fact, it could hardly avoid getting better as Matt Damon and Ben Affleck must have received a ton of brutal criticism from every Hollywood executive that they approached.

The true miracle is not that two actors, unknown for writing, could get a script accepted in Hollywood but that the script was so good that it put every other effort for the year in the shade. In my opinion, the motion picture academy was correct in awarding the Oscar for best screenplay to Good Will Hunting. Everything about the script suggested writers with a profound understanding of the human condition; even now I half suspect there was an element of that old saying about an infinite number of monkeys on typewriters.

For those interested in this Cinderella story within a movie, you should listen to the director's track on the DVD. It offers a unique insight into the background of the writing and filming of Good Will Hunting. It becomes clear from Ben and Matt's reminiscences that they had a ball during every part of the process. Not only that, they took advantage of their opportunity, to offer support roles to friends and family; a situation that rarely occurs outside of independent film. Surprisingly, one of the best support performances was produced by Casey Affleck, who is Ben's cousin, (I think).

The script took a bit of a risk by making the main character a super-genius.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A film that rooted itself in my soul and has never left February 9, 2011
Format:DVD
Every now and then, a movie comes along that absolutely blows your world apart. It gives you a perspective on life that you never had before. It weasels its way into your psyche, unbeknownst to you, and takes root...becoming a major part of your inner workings. It's like Inception! When I first saw Good Will Hunting (1997) in 1998 when it came out, I had no idea that 13 years later this little indie film written by two wet-behind-the-ear kids from "Bahh-ston" would be one of my favorite films of all time. I mean...these two guys, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, are my contemporaries and I was 24 when this movie touched my heart and soul. That's pretty incredible writing from two young guys in their 20s, which won them both Oscars for Best Original Screenplay. Good Will Hunting is firmly planted in my Top 25 films of all time. And I doubt it will ever leave. Especially because the film is as fresh and critical today as it ever was. Repeatedly, over and over, this movie gets to me like so few do.

It's a perfect film (5 out of 5 stars) about the inherent flaws and failures that go hand-in-hand with life's greatest successes and achievements. The human condition, especially the condition of being a man, is flopped onto the operating table in Good Will Hunting and surgically dissected into all the psychological bits and quirks that somehow magically come together to create each of our lives. The emotional and intellectual depth present in the script, the acting, the dialogue, and all the details of this film, belies its book cover. If by some odd chance you haven't yet gone on this journey with Will Hunting, then by all means, get into this film now and for many years to come.
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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Four for the movie, Five for the DVD March 30, 2000
Format:DVD
The angry one star reviews for Good Will Hunting demean the legitimacy of the angry one star reviews for films such as Titanic, which are truly terrible. Good Will Hunting is not a lavish hollywood blockbuster that cost 70 million to make and trippled that at the box office. It did well and garnered critical praise but it's still a (relatively) art house film handled well by Van Sant who has constructed good, small, location and lifestyle specific American movies.
This movie is the same. I actually agree with some of the legitimate criticism that this movie is predictable and over wound up at the end. The other criticism about how Will shouldn't be a genius and that the film is generally "trite" seems like silly prejudice.
Take my perspective... I'm a young writer of screenplays and saw the silly looking trailers for this movie written by two young guys. I was sort of furious on the inside that these two were being lauded as great and I've never seen a Robin Williams movie that wasn't over sentimental trash. Then I go to the Angelica in New York, fuming and ready to hate this movie. But I couldn't... it was too well done, well acted by all three of my nemesis and genuinely funny and emotional. Those below who say that Matt Damon's performance is bad are one of two things - without any clue about acting or jealous (and stupid because honestly I'm jealous yet I think he was great).
In addition, the features here are definately good for a couple of days watching and paint a vivid picture of how this film came to be.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Excellent movie. Both Williams and Damon are among my favorite actors. The story is positive and heart-warming.
Published 8 days ago by William H Patterson
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST BUY ! One of the very best to come out in a very LONG time.
I can't think of a better movie. Storyline is Excellent, acting is superb.
Published 23 days ago by Leland W. Morris
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and Healing
An outstanding movie with Oscar Performances. The acting and writing do an outstanding job of connecting with the viewer emotionally. Read more
Published 29 days ago by Bart Breen
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 29 days ago by Jack Pratley
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Will Hunting
I got the DVD in the time they said I would get it. It was in the condition the vendor said it would be in. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Elaine Cole
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Will - Hunting
Robin Williams at his best with the Oscar winning screenplay... great film. Also note in one of the last scenes... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Thomas T.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic movie!
Wow. This movie is amazing. I didn't know if I would like it because Ben Affleck has a large role in the movie and I'm not always his biggest fan, but he did great, everyone acted... Read more
Published 1 month ago by bweemes
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing movie, definitely recommend...
The whole story and plot of the movie is very well written, and loved many of the lines of the different characters. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jordan Wiertzema
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
Robbin Willias is always great and in this movies he plays the role of a psychologist who deals with "Matt damon" who is a genious.
Published 1 month ago by Nelson José Olarte Prieto
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It
I truly enjoy all the movies that Robin William and Matt plays in, they both are such a great actors. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Tracie Little
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