1997 saw my first birthday and the release of the film Good Will Hunting starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams and Minnie Driver.
Unfortunately for this film it was released in the same year as Titanic. (Titanic won 11 out of the 14 Oscars it was nominated for. Good Will Hunting won 2 out of 9 which were Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor)
When I recommended this film to a friend recently, I only told her it was about maths and to have an open mind.
Its the coming of age movie that everybody needs to see at some point in their lifetime. There is no way to possible fan girl or gush over this movie enough without giving away the plot or losing my street cred.
All I will say is that Matt and Ben wrote this film themselves and acted in it themselves.
Watch this movie without reading a synopsis or plot summary, or even the trailer (it is a bad trailer)
They really don’t make movies like this anymore.