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Year
1997
Runtime
126 min.
Director
Gus Van Sant
Genre
Drama
Rating *
8.3
Votes *
627,271
Checks
72,896
Favs
5,580
Dislikes
270
Favs/checks
7.7% (1:13)
Favs/dislikes
21:1
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  1. NourNasreldin's avatar

    NourNasreldin

    "Sean: You're just a kid, you don't have the faintest idea what you're talkin' about.
    Will: Why thank you.
    Sean: It's all right. You've never been out of Boston.
    Will: Nope.
    Sean: So if I asked you about art, you'd probably give me the skinny on every art book ever written. Michelangelo, you know a lot about him. Life's work, political aspirations, him and the pope, sexual orientations, the whole works, right? But I'll bet you can't tell me what it smells like in the Sistine Chapel. You've never actually stood there and looked up at that beautiful ceiling; seen that. If I ask you about women, you'd probably give me a syllabus about your personal favorites. You may have even been laid a few times. But you can't tell me what it feels like to wake up next to a woman and feel truly happy. You're a tough kid. And I'd ask you about war, you'd probably throw Shakespeare at me, right, "once more unto the breach dear friends." But you've never been near one. You've never held your best friend's head in your lap, watch him gasp his last breath looking to you for help. I'd ask you about love, you'd probably quote me a sonnet. But you've never looked at a woman and been totally vulnerable. Known someone that could level you with her eyes, feeling like God put an angel on earth just for you. Who could rescue you from the depths of hell. And you wouldn't know what it's like to be her angel, to have that love for her, be there forever, through anything, through cancer. And you wouldn't know about sleeping sitting up in the hospital room for two months, holding her hand, because the doctors could see in your eyes, that the terms "visiting hours" don't apply to you. You don't know about real loss, 'cause it only occurs when you've loved something more than you love yourself. And I doubt you've ever dared to love anybody that much. And look at you... I don't see an intelligent, confident man... I see a cocky, scared shitless kid."

    Sorry, I just had to.
    4 years ago
  2. SeriouslyRidiculous's avatar

    SeriouslyRidiculous

    RIP Robin Williams 08/11/14 4 years ago
  3. hiimstacey's avatar

    hiimstacey

    Wow. This felt less like a film and more like a journey. Terrific script, wonderful acting. Both funny and touching. I'm extremely mad at myself for not seeing this before. An instant favourite. 4 years ago
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