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Comment on Good Will Hunting: Harvard Bar

Release: 1997-12-05
Good Will Hunting
Harvard Bar Scene
Clip Description
As Chuckie Sullivan (Ben Affleck)hits on some girls at the Harvard Bar, Clark (Scott William Winters),an MIT student, tries to give him a hard time. Will Hunting (Matt Damon) steps in and give this MIT student a history lesson he will never forget. Watch in disbelief at Will's comeback, "Wood drastically...Wood drastically underestimates the impact of social distinctions predicated upon wealth, especially inherited wealth. You got that from Vickers. Work in Essex County, page 98, right? Yeah, I read that, too. You gunna' plagiarize the whole thing for us? Do you have any thoughts that...of your own on this matter? Or do you-- is that your thing? You come into a bar, you read some obscure passage, and then pretend you, you..pawn it off as your your own idea just to impress some girls..? Embarrass my friend? See, the sad thing about a guy like you is in fifty years you're gunna start doing some thinkin' on your own, and you're gunna' come up with the fact that there are two certainties in life: one, don't do that, and, two, you dropped a hundred and fifty grand on a fuckin' education you coulda' got for a dollar fifty in late charges at the public library."
Movie Description
Gus van Sant’s film tells the story of a mathematically gifted young man, named Will Hunting, who’s on the search for his identity while ruthlessly eluding his fellow friends. His first introspective look at himself is achieved after meeting with the therapist Sean Maguire.
Gus Van Sant
Miramax Films, Lawrence Bender Productions