Saleen Cabrera, Section Editor

I’ve watched quite a few films over the course of my life and I want to say that at most, I cried for just a few of them. Most sad movies don’t have what it takes to make me cry. However, there is a specific movie that made me cry and that was Good Will Hunting.

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Good Will Hunting is a movie which depicts the life of Will Hunting, a young man with a genius-level IQ, who decides to overlook his intelligence and work as a janitor for a prestigious university. When Hunting gets caught in a fight, he is given the alternative to study mathematics under a professor and attend therapy, rather than go to jail. He accepts the offer and over the course of the movie, Hunting and his therapist, Dr. Sean Maguire, develop a close relationship as Hunting betters himself.

Although my quick summary of the movie doesn’t give it the justice it deserves, it’s truly an extraordinary film. The  reason it made me cry is mainly because the acting is just phenomenal and felt genuine. There’s a particular scene in the film which caused me to start tearing up. The moment Dr. Maguire confronts Hunting’s problems which he had a hard time accepting, felt so raw and emotional to me. The last scene of the movie, as well, made me weep because it was just such a heartfelt ending. This whole film is just a collection of the most brilliant scenes I’ve ever seen. Whenever people ask me what’s the saddest movie I’ve ever seen, I always reply “Good Will Hunting, without a doubt.” 

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