Finally saw this one on account of Robin Williams’ death. I was perusing his movies and noticing the fact that although he stared in one of my favourite flicks as a teen–Dead Poets Society–I didn’t really watched that many of his movies. Basically because I’m not into movies with funny men doing voices. No hating, it’s just not my preference.
Apart from Dead Poets Society, I remember loving Good Morning, Vietnam. I also remember a couple of movies I really disliked. I guess I have mixed reviews about his choice in scripts but hey! Not everyone is into what I write either and that is all right. As long as you are happy doing what you do, good for you.
So, yeah, I saw Good Will Hunting yesterday and it was all right. I didn’t love it but I understand these movies are a bit dated, or at least done for a specific audience. I don’t know how Dead Poets Society would fare in my eyes have I just seen it yesterday… The age and time in your life when you watch or read a piece of work is very important.
Did I cry? Yes. I don’t know if this is something you guys know about me but I’m a sucker for a good cry. Sad things, happy things, true things, injustice, justice, puppies, you name it: If I’m Alone I Will Be Crying My Eyes Out.
If I’m with someone, I’m more like: This Doesn’t Bother Me, Pfff… (while letting the tears just tumble down my face and hope nobody notices).
So I cried but I didn’t feel the connection. Probably because I should have seen this in my twenties, when it came out.
I did like Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s performance (so young!) and think the rougher scenes added plenty to the colour of the whole movie.