Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.
“Good Will Hunting” is a 1997 American drama film directed by Gus Van Sant and written by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, who also starred in the film. The movie follows the story of a young, working-class genius named Will Hunting (Matt Damon) who works as a janitor at MIT and possesses an extraordinary gift for mathematics.
After getting into trouble with the law, Will’s talent is discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau (Stellan Skarsgård), who makes a deal with the court to keep Will out of jail if he agrees to study math under Lambeau’s supervision and attend therapy sessions with a therapist named Sean Maguire (Robin Williams).
As Will begins to explore his potential, he also struggles with his past traumas and his feelings of inadequacy. Through his relationships with Lambeau and Maguire, as well as his friendship with his fellow janitor and love interest Skylar (Minnie Driver), Will learns to confront his demons and embrace his talents.
The movie was critically acclaimed and received numerous accolades, including nine Academy Award nominations and two wins for Best Supporting Actor (Robin Williams) and Best Original Screenplay (Ben Affleck and Matt Damon).