3. Sean Maguire,
Good Will Hunting [Psychologist]
“People call those imperfections, but no, that’s the good stuff”.
Academy Award winner Good Will Hunting is directed by Gus Van Sant, a movie that beautifully lays out the importance of a good psychologist and also depicts underlined emphasis on therapy. The movie narrates the story of Will Hunting (Matt Damon) who is a janitor at a school but is a mathematical genius. Despite having a clever mind, he fails in his life-lessons due to being orphaned at a young age. Will Hunting is rebellious, combative, and crude which leads him to get arrested. The story progresses when a teacher at the school notices his talent and bails him out on the condition that Will hunting will have to attend therapy sessions. That’s when the therapist, Sean Maguire (Robin Williams) comes into the picture and helps Will deal with his past.
Sean is a wise and compassionate psychologist who does Will the service of continuing his stagnant life with a more positive approach. He amends the mistakes of Will with the help of mere kindness and helps him overcome his fear and guilt. The beautiful nature of Sean is that he doesn’t try to provide false-hope or push Will into coming for therapies which makes Sean himself therapeutic. He makes sure he’s his authentic self with his imperfections and open to making substantial changes in people’s lives. Folks who wish to pursue psychology must instil such qualities and understand that recovery is a non-linear process. Sean is one of the legendary movie characters with amazing careers who depicts the ‘Good’ in Good Will Hunting.