Will: Beethoven, okay. He looked at a piano, and it just made sense to him. He could just play.
Skylar: So what are you saying? You play the piano?
Will: No, not a lick. I mean, I look at a piano, I see a bunch of keys, three pedals, and a box of wood. But Beethoven, Mozart, they saw it, they could just play. I couldn’t paint you a picture, I probably can’t hit the ball out of Fenway, and I can’t play the piano.
Skylar: But you can do my o-chem paper in under an hour.
Will: Right. Well, I mean when it came to stuff like that… I could always just play. That’s the best I can explain it.
Good Will Hunting is one of my favourite films of all time. I didn’t fully understand this scene until I grew up a little and it is one of the best parts of the movie. This is where Skylar (Minnie Driver) and Will (Matt Damon) are at a cafe and she is trying to figure out and understand how his genius mind works. Skylar is studying Organic Chemistry which she finds it quite difficult while he can go through the material fairly easily. Will uses an example with Beethoven, Mozart and the piano to explain the inner workings of his mind. She gets it and understands completely after and they kiss.
When you’re in a serious relationship I feel it’s important to be open to allow mutual understanding. To share each other’s thought process and really get a sense of how your partner’s mind works. It gives a real chance to really bond with someone special. In any type of relationship, especially a romantic one, you need a mutual exchange of thoughts ideas and feelings to really connect with someone on the next level. I finally understand this scene and you can see why it is one of my favourites.