Overview

New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will tolerate him, must leave work to care for her sick son, making it impossible for Melvin to eat breakfast.

  1. Mark Andrus

    Screenplay, Story

  2. James L. Brooks

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Jack Nicholson

    Jack Nicholson

    Melvin Udall

  2. Helen Hunt

    Helen Hunt

    Carol Connelly

  3. Greg Kinnear

    Greg Kinnear

    Simon Bishop

  4. Cuba Gooding Jr.

    Cuba Gooding Jr.

    Frank Sachs

  5. Skeet Ulrich

    Skeet Ulrich

    Vincent Lopiano

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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 19, 1997
    PG-13
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

  • May 19, 1998
    PG-13
    Physical

    Meaning

    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 19m

Budget $50,000,000.00

Revenue $314,178,011.00

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