Lawrence Bender has to be one of my favorite movie producers out there. He has produced so many great TV shows and movies throughout the years. You may recognize some of them as Inglorious Basterds, Pulp Fiction, and Good Will Hunting. Lawrence Bender was born in 1957 to a Jewish family in The Bronx, New York City, New York. Some other great productions include An Inconvenient Truth which highlights climate change and Kill Bill. In this article, I’m going to be breaking down my favorite movie of his and why that is.
My favorite movie produced by Lawrence Bender would have to be Good Will Hunting. Matt Damon stars in this movie, playing the main role of Will Hunting. In the beginning, Will is working as a janitor at MIT. While working one night, Will solved a very difficult math problem that stunned the students and the faculty. This ultimately leads to him meeting the professor of the class. Despite his difficult past, Will Hunting begins to open up when he meets Skylar, a student at Harvard. However, Will lies about his past and doesn’t want to show Skylar where he came from, for he was an orphan that was physically abused. After Skylar finds this out, they get into an argument and end up breaking up. After a couple more therapeutic sessions, Will Hunting for a first time accepts his past and travels to California to reunite with Skylar.
The reason why I like this movie so much is that it presents a series of challenges to the protagonist. After growing up through difficult times, Will Hunting has to make something out of himself even though he is at rock bottom.
Another film I like of Lawrence Bender is An Inconvenient Truth. In this documentary, Al Gore shows how humans have accelerated global climate change. He also shows where our environment and ecosystem are going to be if we don’t put a stop to it in the near future. All in all, Lawrence Bender has made quite a bit of terrific films. I hope we get to see more of his work in the future.