Good Will Hunting: My Favorite Scene

The cast and crew of Good Will Hunting on the moments they love the most.

By Janelle Nanos | Boston Magazine |

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Will (Matt Damon) rides the Red Line from MIT, where he worked as a janitor, home to Southie. 

Ben Affleck: That’s my favorite shot of the movie. It’s beautiful and raw and real and it embraces this idea that the environment was the thing.

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Will breaks up with Skylar (Minnie Driver) in the Harvard dorms. 

Chris Moore (producer): The pain you see in Will’s face—how he’s not sure that this is the right thing to do, but he’s going to do it because he never lets himself get vulnerable with anybody—I just think it’s a great, great piece.

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Sean (Robin Williams) tells Will, “It’s not your fault” in a therapy session.

Lawrence Bender (producer): The writing is so amazing. My mother, who is a therapist, uses that movie for some of her teenagers. I think it resonates with a lot of younger guys.

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Sean talks to Will about his future while sitting on a bench in the Public Garden.

Robin Williams: Just the idea of that kind of beauty, the experiences that you’ve had, and telling the kid, “Hey listen, if you don’t get out and experience life, you’re not going to have this stuff, you won’t have anything. You’ve got to pull your head out of your ass, literally.”

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Will sends Chuckie (Ben Affleck) to a job interview in his place.

Patrick Whitesell (agent): It’s the most underrated scene in the movie. It’s spectacular comedy that didn’t get its due.

Missy Stewart (production designer): He’s in the chair with those ridiculous short pants and mixes his metaphors like mad—I just love that scene so much.

 

Also check out ‘Good Will Hunting: An Oral History.’

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