Film of the day: Good Will Hunting (1997)

Good Will Hunting
Robin Williams & Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting © 1997 Miramax Pictures - All rights reserved.

Set in Boston, janitor Will Hunting (Matt Damon) is mathematically gifted, but lacks direction in his life, and often gets into trouble with the police. Aided by psychologist Sean Maguire (Robin Williams), he sets out to realise his full potential.

Whilst only in their mid-20s, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon won the Academy Award for Best Screenplay for Good Will Hunting.

Robin Williams also won his only Academy Award, for Best Supporting Actor, having previously been nominated on three occasions for Best Actor.

At first glance, the story premise may not seem original. However, the emotional performances from the cast make this film the highly regarded drama that it certainly is.

Good Will Hunting is on W at 9pm.