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As Good As It Gets

PG-13| 2 hr. 18 min.

Plot Summary
Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson) is an obsessive-compulsive writer of romantic fiction who's rude to everyone he meets, including his gay neighbor Simon (Greg Kinnear), but when he has to look after Simon's dog, he begins to soften and, if still not completely over his problems, finds he can conduct a relationship with the only waitress (Helen Hunt) at the local diner who'll serve him.

Cast: Jack Nicholson , Helen Hunt , Greg Kinnear , Cuba Gooding Jr. , Skeet Ulrich , Shirley Knight , Yeardley Smith , Lupe Ontiveros

Director: James L. Brooks

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment

As Good As It Gets (1997)

Release Date: December 23rd, 1997|2 hr. 18 min.

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  • December 30, 2009 OneWayOnlyJesus
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    I think this was one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. Jack did a fantastic job as this character. It is his best performance in a comedic role. Period. Great role too.

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