|Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis:
Four working-class friends hang out together in South Boston, but one of them, pugnacious Will Hunting (Damon), has an unusual gift: he's a genius. When M. I. T. math professor Skarsgård gets wind of this, he insists that the young man stop wasting his talents, and sends him to
psychologist/teacher Williams to try to crack his brittle shell. Well-acted fiction written by costars Damon and Ben Affleck doesn't bear close scrutiny but certainly entertains, with an array of good performances. Oscar nods for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Williams).