damon and williams' chemistry really makes this film. at first the boyish arrogance of the main characters, particularly affleck's character, annoyed me but it did really humanise damon's character and by the end of the film i really came around to it. good will hunting is a heartfelt coming of age story about a young man learning to accept what he deserves.
Will did not come across as a very realistic character; his banter was too perfect, and regardless of his IQ, a twenty-year-old would not have his encyclopedic knowledge of virtually everything. The film is worth watching for the acting, not so much for its somewhat clichéd plot.