Last night, Janelle and I watched Good Will Hunting together. The film has several moments of beauty for me. A few that jumped out:
- Sean (Robin Williams) explaining to Will (Matt Damon) the night he blew off a Red Sox Game to spend time with a girl that ended up being his wife is a beautifully acted scene with a beautiful story.
- The moment where Will finally opens up on his abusive past to Sean. Sean's continual response of "It's not your fault" to an eventually broken down Will is a powerful and beautiful moment of breakthrough.
- The closing scene Chuck (Ben Affleck) pulling up to Will's house to find it vacant. A beautiful picture of someone breaking through their fear to chase their dream (also a nice little reminder that Ben Affleck did impress me with his acting in at least one movie).
I'm a movie lover.
I was reminded yesterday that a major part of my appreciation for movies is the multiple ways beauty hits the screen through writers, directors, actors, and the many other crew members who bring film to life.