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Good Will Hunting: Collector's Series

Will Hunting (Matt Damon) has a gift for arithmetic so profound that he may be the most brilliant mathematician alive. However, because of his history of abandonment and abuse, he doesn't pursue his gift but instead works as a janitor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology while spending his free time with his friends and getting into scrapes with the law. But when an MIT professor (Stellan Skarsgard) discovers that Will has been proving complicated theorems intended for his students, he asks the courts to make the emotionally unstable genius his responsibility. Good Will Hunting walks a fine line between authentic storytelling and trite melodrama, but it never quite teeters over the edge into rank sentimentality, and the performances by Damon, Ben Affleck as his best friend, and Minnie Driver as his Harvard love-interest are very good. Robin Williams, as Will's court-appointed counselor, delivers a performance that is so restrained he's positively in a straitjacket — which may be why he won an Oscar for the role. Good transfer, DD 5.1, commentary track with co-writers Damon and Affleck and director Gus Van Sant, deleted scenes, "making-of" featurette, "behind-the-scenes" footage, trailers and TV spots.
—JJB

(Editor's Note: Mirimax has also released a "movie-only" version of Good Will Hunting on DVD with a lower suggested retail price.)



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