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Good Will Hunting (1998)."You'll have bad times, but it'll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren't paying attention to."

Is this the best movie we've ever watched? Is this one giant commercial for Dunkin Donuts? We discuss the 1998 classic film Good Will Hunting. One of D's favorite movies, we get into it all, the epic performance of Robin Williams, Harvard ponytail Minnie Driver hot? All this and more right here this week on Disney Odd Pod. 


Storyline :A touching tale of a wayward young man who struggles to find his identity, living in a world where he can solve any problem, except the one brewing deep within himself, until one day he meets his soul mate who opens his mind and his heart.

Directors: Gus Van Sant

Writers: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

Stars: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams and Minnie Driver

Awards: 25 Wins & 61 Nominations

Film Budget: $10,000,000

Gross Worldwide: $225,933,435


Not much for music in this one but these two scenes are some of the best writing we have ever seen in ANY movie we have watched and are so key to the plot and character development we just had to share them here.


Some people can never believe in themselves, until someone believes in them.

  1. In 2014, after Robin Williams died, the bench in the Boston Public Garden where he and Matt Damon had their conversation scene became an impromptu memorial site. People left flowers, quotes, and various items at the bench. A petition has been passed around to erect a statue in Williams' memory near the bench.

  2. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck found a clever way to choose the right studio for their script. The story goes that on page 60 of the script, they wrote a completely out-of-nowhere sex scene between Sean and Lambeau. They took it to every major studio, and nobody even mentioned the scene. When they met with Harvey Weinstein at Miramax, he said, "I only have one really big note on the script. About page 60, the two professors, both straight men, have a sex scene. What the hell is that?" Damon and Affleck explained that they put that scene specifically in the script to show them who actually read the script and who didn't. As Weinstein was the only person who brought it up, Miramax was the studio chosen to produce the film.

  3. Casey Affleck ad-libbed most of his lines. Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Gus Van Sant later admitted that Casey's improvised lines were much funnier and better than what had been originally written for him.

  4. When Matt Damon was in his fifth year at Harvard, he was in a playwriting class. The culmination of it was to write a one-act play. He started writing a movie, which with the help of Ben Affleck became this movie.

  5. According to Matt Damon, Robin Williams' best addition is the last line of the film.


There are lots of places to stream this one but watched ours on HBO MAX

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