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Good Will Hunting (1997)

NOTE: This commentary is only available on the "Collector's Edition" release and the Canadian Alliance release.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Gus Van Sant, and writers/actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Rating:7.8/10 (15 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Bickle, T. on May 19th, 2009:Find all reviews by Bickle, T.
Afflect and Damon do most of the talking, with Van Sant pleasantly interjecting at needed times. The two writers never come off as pretentious, always grateful about the huge break they got.

It was interesting to hear which scenes were shot on location and which on sets. A solid track.
Reviewed by Cinecdoche on May 21st, 2009:Find all reviews by Cinecdoche
The two writer/ actors are so sensible and intelligent that this track just engages and doesn't wallow in any self-congratulary tones. Some brutal honesties slip out (i.e.producer Lawrence Bender) and some humorous ones (mostly any scene with Casey Affleck). Its great to hear about the neighborhoods, the evolution of their friendship and the script and the recurring awe of who they got to work with. All blends wonderfully with Van Sant which explains why the movie is so good.
Reviewed by Buldrebisk on July 12th, 2009:Find all reviews by Buldrebisk
Great chemistry between the three of them. Good comments from everyone in terms of length, seriousness and just entertainment. Itís funny, itís serious, just like the movie. An absolute joy to listen to. And the enthusiasm is at a good level, you can tell this movie means a lot to them. 8/10
Reviewed by Scooter_SRF on August 16th, 2016:Find all reviews by Scooter_SRF
Low key commentary but still engaging, full of enthusiasm and a joy to listen to. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon come off as two very intelligent, passionate writers/actors. You can tell this movie meant a lot to them. Both come off as two nice, regular guys, grateful for the huge break they got and honest about not letting it inflate their ego. Affleck is also funny at times, sometimes ribbing on Matt or Gus Van Sant. There is also honesty here about moments they don't think worked or might have disagreed on at the time. Gus Van Sant might not talk as much as Matt or Ben, but he talks about directing each actor and how he got involved with the project. Good stories and anecdotes from all three of them. It's also fun to hear all of them talk about what it was like to work with the late, great Robin Williams.