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As Good as It Gets
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Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson

Melvin Udall
Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt

Carol Connelly
Greg Kinnear

Greg Kinnear

Simon Bishop
Cuba Gooding Jr.

Cuba Gooding Jr.

Frank Sachs
Skeet Ulrich

Skeet Ulrich

Vincent


Written by
Mark Andrus

Mark Andrus

(story)
James L. Brooks

James L. Brooks

(screenplay)


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''What if this is as good as it gets?''

5 years, 10 months ago at Nov 7 12:11
2 votes
''What if this is as good as it gets?''

A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship.

Jack Nicholson: Melvin Udall

Helen Hunt: Carol Connelly

Greg Kinnear: Simon Bishop

Nicholson won a well-deserved Oscar for this movie. Then again, I feel like he deserves an Oscar for vir... read more

Almost As Good As Nicholson Can Get.

5 years, 6 months ago at Mar 12 2:41
1 vote
As good as it gets revolves around a lonely guy named Melvin Udall (Nicholson) into his late fifties or so. He dislikes a lot of things, and is beginning to lose his mind. He lives in an apartment by himself, with a very unfortunate condition "OCD" (obsessive compulsive disorder). I could relate to Nicholson's character from the get go, because I have that condition myself. Anyway, Melvin is asked... read more

Not Overstepping It's Cracks......

6 years, 1 month ago at Aug 4 8:48
1 vote
I've never really been into romance flicks all that much. The few that I do enjoy usually tend to have a sort of a sharp or jagged edge to 'em. And this one definitely does thru Jack's portrayal of a writer with "redrum" on his mind. At least, he does with the little dog during the opening sequence.
Nicholson eases thru the role of a crusty curmudgeon with psychologically-based anti-social... read more
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A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is in an accident.
Release date: 25 December 1997
UPC: 043396217096
Comedy (43), Drama (32), Romance (30), 1990s (16), 1997 (13), Road Trip (12), Waitress (11), Homophobia (10), Dog (10), Mental Illness (9), Artist (8), Friendship (7), (7), Neighbor (7), Homosexual (6), Writer (6), Love (5), Restaurant (5), Scar (4), Piano (4)
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