Will Looking (Matt Damon) is twenty years outdated, and already stands out in his tough, working-class neighborhood in South Boston. He is by no means been to school, besides to clean flooring as a janitor at MIT. But he can summon obscure historic references from a photographic reminiscence, and nearly immediately remedy math issues that frustrate Nobel Prize successful professors. The one factor this remarkably vivid, impossibly indignant younger man cannot do – after his newest bar battle – is discuss his method out of a pending jail sentence. His solely hope is Sean McGuire (Robin Williams), a university professor-turned-therapist with an admiration for Will’s emotional struggles, and a eager understanding of what it is wish to battle your method by way of life.