Real Life Quoting the Movies

The first time I tried watching Good Will Hunting, I didn’t get past the first thirty minutes. Mostly because I at first imagined it had something to do with hunting and I was disappointed on learning it was some boring stuff about mathematics.

But I heard a lot about it, how great a film it was, and then this evening I watch it, and well, it’s okay. Very well done. And some of the lines from it make me want to see it over and over again, just to listen to these words, for in a way I’ve never felt before, I felt as if this film was speaking directly to me.
For example, see these lines between Sean, the Robin Williams character, and Will, the Matt Damon character. It just blew my minds away, yet a few years back, hell, maybe even a few months back, it wouldn’t have made any sense to me at all.



                                   SEAN
                    And if I asked you about women I'm
                    sure you could give me a syllabus of
                    your personal favorites, and maybe
                    you've been laid a few times too.
                    But you couldn't tell me how it feels
                    to wake up next to a woman and be
                    truly happy. ...
                    And if I asked you about love I'd
                    get a sonnet, but you've never looked
                    at a woman and been truly vulnerable.
                    Known that someone could kill you
                    with a look. That someone could rescue
                    you from grief. That God had put an
                    angel on Earth just for you.  And
                    you wouldn't know how it felt to be
                    her angel. To have the love and be there
                    for her forever.
Wow! That’s all I could think about when I heard those lines. I played that scene over and over again, maybe six times, just to hear those sweet words. And then shortly after, I stumbled upon another set of great lines.
                                     SEAN
                         Yeah? You got a lady now?
                                     WILL
                         Yeah, I went on a date last week.
                                     SEAN
                         How'd it go?
                                     WILL
                         Fine.
                                     SEAN
                         Well, are you going out again?
                                     WILL
                         I don't know.
                                     SEAN
                         Why not?
                                     WILL
                         Haven't called her.
                                     SEAN
                         Jesus Christ, you are an amateur.
                                     WILL
                         I know what I'm doing. She's different
                         from the other girls I met. We have
                         a really good time. She's smart,
                         beautiful, fun...
                                     SEAN
                         So Christ, call her up.
                                     WILL
                         Why? So I can realize she's not so
                         smart. That she's boring. You don't
                         get it. Right now she's perfect, I
                         don't want to ruin that.
                                     SEAN
                         And right now you're perfect too.
                         Maybe you don't want to ruin that.
               Will says nothing.
A while later
                                     SEAN
                         Well, I think that's a great
                         philosophy Will, that way you can go
                         through your entire life without
                         ever having to really know anybody.
And a little while later, he says
                                     SEAN
                         My wife's been dead two years, Will.
                         And when I think about her, those
                         are the things I think about most.
                         Little idiosyncrasies that only I
                         knew about.  Those made her my wife.
                         And she had the goods on me too.
                         Little things I do out of habit.
                         People call these things imperfections
                         Will. It's just who we are. And we
                         get to choose who we're going to let
                         into out weird little worlds. You're
                         not perfect. And let me save you the
                         suspense, this girl you met isn't
                         either. The question is, whether or
                         not you're perfect for each other. 
                         You can know everything in the world,
                         but the only way you're findin' that
                         one out is by giving it a shot. 

Nice, ugh? You’ve heard it before, but somehow when you hear it again, it feels like these lines were written just to pass a message to you.

And how about this one that drives the message home with the ferocity of a hammer pounding a nail into a bit of wood?
                                 SEAN
                       He pushes people away before they
                       have a chance to leave him. And for
                       20 years he's been alone because of
                       that!

Exclamation is mine :-) Time to go to bed now. Nice movie. Very well written, Mr Ben Afflect and Matt Damon. I wonder why you didn’t remain writers because your acting after this movie hasn’t been very impressive.

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