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As Good as It Gets (1997)

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Starring (View all)
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
Shirley Knight Shirley Knight
Beverly


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?''

15 years, 4 months ago at Nov 7 12:11
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''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.

14 years, 12 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

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8 years, 5 months ago at Sep 16 17:24
1 vote
I saw this back when it was a fairly new movie, I think somebody in the family rented it. Back then I did not care for it at all, particularly not the characters played by Helen Hunt (whose performance I found extremely overrated) or Greg Kinnear.

This ended up being another movie I had to watch in class in 2015. I will say, the second time around was a lot more enjoyable. In this cas... 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
Tags: Comedy (46), Romance (34), Drama (33), 1990s (16), 1997 (15), Road Trip (12), Waitress (12), Homophobia (11), Dog (11), Artist (10), Mental Illness (9), Neighbor (8), Friendship (7), Writer (7), (7), Restaurant (6), New York (5), Love (5), Usa (4)
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