Within the recent Boston genre of film, an interesting theme has surfaced; that being the need to leave the city that had loved. In Good Will Hunting, Will had only known the topic city. As he grows as a person, past his academic prowess, he realizes the need to branch out and explore new lands, heading west like the frontiersmen of old. In The Town, Doug MacRay has worked himself a niche life style that was quickly shrinking around him. Again, just like Will, Doug escapes his entrapment and chooses a life unfamiliar to him. The films suggest that leaving one’s comfort zone is a worthy goal in itself, but also, just the start of a larger journey of self. So, I too take such leave, entering the unknown, as a new chapter in the film of my life begins.