As Good as It Gets

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"A comedy from the heart that goes for the throat."
  • PG-13
  • 1997
  • 2 hr 19 min
  • 7.7  (285,610)
  • 67

As Good As It Gets is a film that is equal parts romance, comedy, and drama. It stars Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, and Greg Kinnear. It was directed by James L. Brooks. Nicholson plays Melvin, a successful novelist living in New York City. Melvin suffers from OCD and never likes to leave his apartment, unless he is going to his favorite restaurant. Helen Hunt plays Carol, a waitress at Melvin’s favorite restaurant who has to wait on him every day because she is the only worker there who can tolerate his behavior. Melvin’s neighbor Simon is brutally attacked and beaten and Melvin ends up taking care of his dog while he is in the hospital. Taking care of the dog changes Melvin’s personality drastically. He begins to become more friendly and welcoming towards people and his OCD lessens. He and Carol find themselves growing closers as friends and possibility in a romantic way. Carol’s son is very sick so she decides to find a job in Brooklyn in order to be closer to him. Melvin is so upset that he offers to pay her son’s medical bills. This way Carol will remain working at the restaurant and Melvin can see her every day. Simon is also struggling financially and creatively after the attack. The three of the end up driving to Baltimore so Simon can ask his parents for financial help. While in Baltimore, Melvin and Carol fight and the trio head back to New York with Carol vowing to get Melvin out of her life. Simon ends up moving in with Melvin while he recuperates and at this point he realizes that Melvin has romantic feelings for Carol and he urges him to act on them. Melvin finally confesses his true feelings to Carol and the two agree to give their relationship a try.

As Good as It Gets
As Good As It Gets (Clean Trailer)
As Good As It Gets (Clean Trailer)

Trailer - 1 min 38 sec

As Good As It Gets (English Trailer 1)
As Good As It Gets (English Trailer 1)

Trailer - 2 min 25 sec

As Good As It Gets
As Good As It Gets

Trailer - 1 min 51 sec

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As Good As It Gets is a film that is equal parts romance, comedy, and drama. It stars Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, and Greg Kinnear. It was directed by James L. Brooks. Nicholson plays Melvin, a successful novelist living in New York City. Melvin suffers from OCD and never likes to leave his apartment, unless he is going to his favorite restaurant. Helen Hunt plays Carol, a waitress at Melvin’s favorite restaurant who has to wait on him every day because she is the only worker there who can tolerate his behavior.

Melvin’s neighbor Simon is brutally attacked and beaten and Melvin ends up taking care of his dog while he is in the hospital. Taking care of the dog changes Melvin’s personality drastically. He begins to become more friendly and welcoming towards people and his OCD lessens. He and Carol find themselves growing closers as friends and possibility in a romantic way.

Carol’s son is very sick so she decides to find a job in Brooklyn in order to be closer to him. Melvin is so upset that he offers to pay her son’s medical bills. This way Carol will remain working at the restaurant and Melvin can see her every day. Simon is also struggling financially and creatively after the attack. The three of the end up driving to Baltimore so Simon can ask his parents for financial help. While in Baltimore, Melvin and Carol fight and the trio head back to New York with Carol vowing to get Melvin out of her life. Simon ends up moving in with Melvin while he recuperates and at this point he realizes that Melvin has romantic feelings for Carol and he urges him to act on them. Melvin finally confesses his true feelings to Carol and the two agree to give their relationship a try.

As Good as It Gets is a 1997 comedy with a runtime of 2 hours and 19 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.7 and a MetaScore of 67.

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  • Release Date
    1997
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    2 hr 19 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (285,610)
  • Metascore
    67