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As Good as It Gets

(DVD - 1998 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Melvin Udall is an obsessive-compulsive novelist with Manhattan's meanest mouth. But when his neighbor Simon is hospitalized, Melvin is forced to babysit Simon's dog. And that unexpected act of kindness-- along with waitress Carol Connelly-- helps put Melvin back in the human race.
Title: As good as it gets
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Video, c1998.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (139 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1997.
Contents: Side a: widescreen
side b: full screen.
Summary: Melvin Udall is an obsessive-compulsive novelist with Manhattan's meanest mouth. But when his neighbor Simon is hospitalized, Melvin is forced to babysit Simon's dog. And that unexpected act of kindness-- along with waitress Carol Connelly-- helps put Melvin back in the human race.
Audience: Rated PG-13 for strong language, thematic elements, nudity and a beating.
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Award for Best Actor and Actress, 1997
ISBN: 0767811100
Statement of Responsibility: TriStar Pictures presents a Gracie Films production ; a James L. Brooks film ; story by Mark Andrus ; screenplay by Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks ; produced by Bridget Johnson and Kristi Zea ; produced and directed by James L. Brooks
Performers: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Skeet Ulrich, Shirley Knight.
System Details: DVD; 5.1 Dolby digital, 2.0 Dolby surround; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation.
Other Language: In English or French with subtitles in English, French or Spanish; closed captioned.
Subject Headings: Man-woman relationships Drama. Obsessive-compulsive disorder Drama.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Comedy films.
Topical Term: Man-woman relationships
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Publisher No: 21709
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Jack Nicholson plays a reclusive obsessive-compulsive man living in New York. He's unpleasant to just about everyone, except his favorite waitress (Helen Hunt). His strict routine is turned upside down when first he ends up dog sitting for his gay neighbor (Greg Kinnear), and then Hunt takes off ... Read More »


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Jul 01, 2013
  • Barbara5060 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I agree with Markkluk. Better the second and third time around. The humor is subtle. The tragedy is poignant. The resolution is quirky, as are the characters.

Jul 01, 2013
  • snlfan147 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

an absolute waste of time. if you've ever seen any sort of romcom there will be nothing new or original in this movie.

Jan 12, 2013
  • ThelmaPickles rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Helen Hunt in Mom Jeans.

Feb 17, 2012
  • markkluk rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

VERY funny. Some quoteable quips. Some of Jack Nicholsons best. Greg Kinnear and Helen Hunt are great in this too. A really nice ending even though I think the age differences are questionable. This comment was written about 4 months ago and recently I viewed it again. It's even better the second time around !

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Jan 12, 2012
  • Sunnchilde rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"You make me want to be a better man."

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