Good Will Hunting – Park Scene

12 Sep

This is one of my favorite scene from movies. I liked the movie” Goodwill Hunting” for many reasons mostly for brilliant writing and acting by Robin Williams. Ben Affleck & Matt Damon won Academy Award for Best writing ( Original Screenplay) and Robin Williams won Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. I love this scene. Hope you like it too.

Good Will Hunting ( Park Scene) :

Sean ( Robin Williams) : Thought about what you said to me the other day, about my painting. Stayed up half the night thinking about it. Something occurred to me… fell into a deep peaceful sleep, and haven’t thought about you since. Do you know what occurred to me?

Will( Matt Damon): No.

Sean: You’re just a kid, you don’t have the faintest idea what you’re talkin’ about.

Will: Why thank you.

Sean: It’s all right. You’ve never been out of Boston.

Will: Nope.

Sean: So if I asked you about art, you’d probably give me the skinny on every art book ever written. Michelangelo, you know a lot about him. Life’s work, political aspirations, him and the pope, sexual orientations, the whole works, right? But I’ll bet you can’t tell me what it smells like in the Sistine Chapel. You’ve never actually stood there and looked up at that beautiful ceiling; seen that. If I ask you about women, you’d probably give me a syllabus about your personal favorites. You may have even been laid a few times. But you can’t tell me what it feels like to wake up next to a woman and feel truly happy. You’re a tough kid. And I’d ask you about war, you’d probably throw Shakespeare at me, right, “once more unto the breach dear friends.” But you’ve never been near one. You’ve never held your best friend’s head in your lap, watch him gasp his last breath looking to you for help. I’d ask you about love, you’d probably quote me a sonnet. But you’ve never looked at a woman and been totally vulnerable. Known someone that 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. And you wouldn’t know what it’s like to be her angel, to have that love for her, be there forever, through anything, through cancer. And you wouldn’t know about sleeping sitting up in the hospital room for two months, holding her hand, because the doctors could see in your eyes, that the terms “visiting hours” don’t apply to you. You don’t know about real loss, ’cause it only occurs when you’ve loved something more than you love yourself. And I doubt you’ve ever dared to love anybody that much. And look at you… I don’t see an intelligent, confident man… I see a cocky, scared shitless kid. But you’re a genius Will. No one denies that. No one could possibly understand the depths of you. But you presume to know everything about me because you saw a painting of mine, and you ripped my fucking life apart. You’re an orphan right?

[Will nods]

Sean: You think I know the first thing about how hard your life has been, how you feel, who you are, because I read Oliver Twist? Does that encapsulate you? Personally… I don’t give a shit about all that, because you know what, I can’t learn anything from you, I can’t read in some fuckin’ book. Unless you want to talk about you, who you are. Then I’m fascinated. I’m in. But you don’t want to do that do you sport? You’re terrified of what you might say. Your move, chief.

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This is a great scene. This is great advice. This is for me. Its also about deconstructing intelligence and experiencing things. Doing things. Live.

This is a favorite movie of mine. The acting is good. I cant believe Ben Affleck and Matt Damon wrote such good lines in their first movie. These are great lines.

Here is something always remember from the movie ” You don’t know about real loss, ’cause it only occurs when you’ve loved something more than you love yourself. And I doubt you’ve ever dared to love anybody that much.”

Hope you like this scene as much did sharing 🙂 Have a nice day friends! Thank you!


2 Responses to “Good Will Hunting – Park Scene”

  1. Tara Standifer May 8, 2015 at 5:32 pm #

    My favorite dialogue (written/acted) of all time… Every single living being needs to be sat down and told this exact thing with the conviction Robin Williams portrays….. To me I hear that everyone needs to remember the importance of respect for those before us- and to accept that we aren’t perfection….there is so much to learn from life that no text book can teach us. Sadly, no one is brave enough to be humble these days….no one is brave enough to admit that they still have something to learn.

    • sureshvn May 8, 2015 at 5:39 pm #

      Yes Absolutely, life is the true teacher, rest is perspective. Thanks for writing in 🙂

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