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As Good as It Gets (1997)
USA / English
"Brace yourself for Melvin. "
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
Cuba Gooding Jr. Frank Sachs
Skeet Ulrich Vincent Lopiano
Shirley Knight Beverly Connelly
Yeardley Smith Jackie Simpson
Lupe Ontiveros Nora Manning
Jill the Dog Verdell (as Jill)
Timer the Dog Supporting Dog (as Timer)
Billy the Dog Supporting Dog (as Billy)
Bibi Osterwald Neighbor Woman
Ross Bleckner Carl
Bernadette Balagtas Caterer
Jaffe Cohen Partygoer
Director: James L. Brooks
Producer: James L. Brooks,Bridget Johnson,Kristi Zea
Writer: Mark Andrus,Mark Andrus
Simply great
As Good As It Gets is one of those incredibly moving films that is also hugely entertaining. It's not just a comedy, you can't quite label it a drama piece, it just is what it is; simply great.

What works here so well are the actors and the script. Nicholson and Hunt both won Oscars and they're simply great but Kinnear is no less effective as Nicholson gay neighbour. Plus that dog is amazing as well. This film really relies on great performances and there's no shortage of that here.

As Good As It Gets is also remarkably well written. So well defined characters and completely involving, you quite simply grow to love them and sympathize with their plight. Nicholson's remarks are terrific, each one very quotable (personal fav; I think of a man and I take away reason and accountability).

Direction is first rate, Brooks made Terms of Endearment so it's well established that he's quite capable of making great films. As Good As It Gets is very nearly as good it gets.

Seen it:Nej
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 5
Imdb rating: 7.8
Musician: Hans Zimmer
Running time: 139 min
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Stereo [English]
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:31:3