Review process: two scores assigned: (I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me)
(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)
(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.
(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)
Good Will Hunting
SW score: 48
3.8 out of 5 octopi
++ I can watch this movie whenever it comes on. It just always makes me happy. What can I say? I’m a sucker for the rags to riches trope. Even the losers get lucky sometimes, right? Well, I guess that when I used to watch tv live. I haven’t watched a tv show live since the finale of Game of Thrones. And I don’t watch sports anymore so there’s no appointment TV for me anymore. Oh, right, back to this movie. I know he played serious roles before this and played serious roles afterward but I was a kid who grew up in the suburban multiplex so Robin Williams was always a comic actor to me. I had no idea he was a Julliard educated master. This was his finest performance. And that kid Matt Damon had a pretty nice debut. Oh, and Minnie Driver was charming. And Gus Van Sant put it all together.