Good Will Hunting
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"Good Will Hunting" is a 1997 United States/American drama film directed by Gus Van Sant, and starring Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver and Stellan Skarsgård. Written by Affleck and Damon, and with Damon in the title role, the film follows 20-year-old South Boston laborer Will Hunting, an unrecognized genius who, as part of a deferred prosecution agreement after assaulting a police officer, becomes a patient of a therapist (Williams) and studies advanced mathematics with a renowned professor (Skarsgård). Through his therapy sessions, Will re-evaluates his relationships with his best friend (Affleck), his girlfriend (Driver) and himself, facing the significant task of thinking about his future.

The film received universal critical acclaim and was a financial success. It grossed over US$225 million during its theatrical run with only a modest $10 million budget. It was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture, and won two: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor/Best Supporting Actor for Williams and Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay)/Best Original Screenplay for Damon and Affleck.

In 2014 (upon Williams' death), it was ranked at number 53 in The Hollywood Reporters 100 Favorite Films list.

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[ordering drinks] Lambeau: Perrier. Sean: That's French for "club soda."

They don't find teachers who believe in them. They get convinced they are stupid.

Read 'People's History of the United States', that book will f***-n blow your mind.

Sean: See you Monday. We'll be talking about Freud and why he did enough cocaine to kill a small horse.

Will (Voice over): Sean, if the professor calls about that job tell him sorry, but I had to go and see about a girl.Sean: Son of a bitch, he stole my line.

Sean: My wife used to fart when she was nervous. She had all sorts of wonderful little idiosyncrasies. She used to fart in her sleep. I thought I'd share that with you. One night it was so loud it woke the dog up. She woke up and went 'ah was that you?' And I didn't have the heart to tell her. Oh!Will: She woke herself up?Sean: Ah...! But Will, she's been dead for 2 years, and that's the.

Will Hunting: Does this break the patient-doctor code?Sean Maguire: Only if you grab my ass.

Will: I didn't ask for this. Sean: No, you were born with it. So don't cop out behind 'I didn't ask for this.'