For those of you that don’t know, Good Will Hunting is a 1997 American drama film starring Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver, and Stellan Skarsgård.
Written by Affleck and Damon, 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 client of a therapist and studies advanced mathematics with a renowned professor.
Through his therapy sessions, Will re-evaluates his relationships with his best friend, his girlfriend, and himself, facing the significant task of confronting his past and thinking about his future.
In one particular screen, Robin Williams exposes the most important lesson we all need to hear.
It’s just only natural to judge people by their looks.
The other day, I heard really good explanation by a cop. He said that they must judge a book by it’s cover. If few cops saw a suspicious person, he’s probably wearing a hat, shades, inappropriate, oversize, loose-fitting clothes, carrying packages etc. The point is that it’s in our natural instinct to “judge a book by it’s cover” in order to protect ourselves, but people mainly use it for wrong purposes.
We are all different human beings, and we all have different story behind us. We all fight with demons.
The world we see is different. We can be looking same particular thing, but interpret it different, just because we have different points of view on things.
The lesson of this monologue by Robin Williams is pretty simple, yet, one of the most powerful lessons ever told:
“And if I asked you about love you probably quote me a sonnet. But you’ve never looked at a woman and been totally vulnerable. Known someone could level you with her eyes. Feeling like God put an angel on earth just for you. Who could rescue you from the depths of hell.”
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"Good Will Hunting" (1997)• Directed by: Gus Van Sant• Written by: Matt Damon & Ben Affleck• Cinematography by: Jean-Yves Escoffier- Did you know?When Robin Williams and Matt Damon were shooting the scene on the bench in the Public Garden, in the movie, it seems like they're the only people in the park. Robin Williams being a massive star, there were, at one point, over three thousand people out there, watching that scene. Matt Damon Robin Williams Ben Affleck Good Will Hunting
Posted by Script to Screen on Wednesday, October 25, 2017