Category: Non-Crapfest

Good Will Hunting (1997)

My friend Steve was called back for the Cole Hauser part in this movie. I remember coaching him on his Boston accent, specifically the line “Yeah, restructuring the amount of retards they had workin’ for ‘em.” He might not quite have convinced you he was born and bred in Southie, but the accent ended up as significantly less of a Jersey/Leprechaun hybrid than when we started.

Will Hunting (Matt Damon)

Grace Under Fire (1993)
TV series

Fine, but did they really have to make her Grace Kelly?

Grace Kelly (Brett Butler)

Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

This is one of my favorite movies. It pains me to have to include it here. But I must, in the name of integrity.

Martin Blank (John Cusack)

War of the Roses (1989)

Oliver Rose (Michael Douglas)
Barbara Rose (Kathleen Turner)

Will & Grace (1998)
TV series

So, turns out the phrase “will and grace” comes from the Jewish mystical philosopher Martin Buber, who wrote: “It can, however, also come about, if I have both will and grace, that in considering the tree I become bound up in relation to it.”

In a related piece of trivia, it was Kabbalah scholar Gershom Scholem who said, “the Godhead may be conceived of as an island... a temptation island.”

Will Truman (Eric McCormack)
Grace Elizabeth Adler-Markus (Debra Messing)