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As Good as It Gets 1997

  • James L. Brooks
  • December 19, 1997
  • May 19, 1998
  • 139 mins
  • English
  • Comedy, Romance
A comedy from the heart that goes for the throat.
New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will tolerate him, must leave work to care for her sick son, making it impossible for Melvin to eat breakfast.


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My favourite scenes were probably with Kinnear, esp. him with Hunt! Definitely one of the stranger "romcoms" I've seen - if you can even classify it as one. While the film's honesty is refreshing (none of that fairytale romance crap) paired with slow pacing, genuine characters, and a realistic ending - I find myself missing the cheese and 'idealistic, romantic' stuff, I can't quite be satisfied knowing this is 'as good as it gets?'

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"You make me wanna be a better man."

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Jack Nicholson is hilarious! I think "As good as it gets" is the best "Drama" I know.

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