Matt Damon’s daughter loves roasting her dad’s worst movies

"If the reviews come out and they're terrible, then she'll watch it. If they come out and they're good, she's going to pass."

Matt Damon
Matt Damon poses for photographers for the film 'Stillwater' at the 74th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. AP

Matt Damon’s harshest critic is apparently a member of his own family.

Damon’s 15-year-old daughter, Isabella, loves to razz him for his less-than-stellar movies, according to the Cambridge native.

The topic first came up during an interview with CBS News when Damon mentioned that Isabella had never seen “Good Will Hunting,” adding that she won’t watch any of his movies where he “might be good.”

“She just likes to give me s***,” Damon said. “My daughter said, ‘Hey remember that movie you did, ‘The Wall’? I said, ‘It was called ‘The Great Wall.’ She goes, ‘Dad, there was nothing great about that movie.’


“She keeps my feet firmly on the ground,” Damon continued, laughing.

Damon brought up Isabella’s aversion to his films again during interviews with “Good Morning America” and E! News.

“If the reviews come out and they’re terrible, then she’ll watch it,” Damon told E! News. “If they come out and they’re good, she’s going to pass. […] She’s looking for ammunition all the time. She’s like one of the funniest people I’ve ever met. She’s really cool.”

Damon, who has three daughters with his wife, Luciana Barroso, plays a father attempting to free his daughter from prison in his newest film, “Stillwater.” Directed by Tom McCarthy (“Spotlight”), the film received a five-minute standing ovation at Cannes, which left Damon in tears.


“It’s easier to find my way into a character [if they’re a dad],” Damon told E! News of his “Stillwater” role. “They become a lot more relatable. If you can draw a direct correlation to your own life, it’s always a lot easier.”

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