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As Good as It Gets (1997)

PG-13 12/19/1997 (US) DramaComedyRomance 2h 19m

A comedy from the heart that goes for the throat. Brace yourself for Melvin.


Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer of romantic fiction, is rude to everyone he meets, including his gay neighbor, Simon. After Simon is hospitalized, Melvin finds his life turned upside down when he has to look after Simon's dog. In addition, Carol, the only waitress at the local diner who will tolerate him, must leave work to care for her sick son, making it impossible for Melvin to eat breakfast.

  1. James L. Brooks

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Mark Andrus

    Screenplay, Story

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. Shirley Knight

    Shirley Knight

    Beverly Connelly

  6. Jesse James

    Jesse James

    Spencer Connelly

  7. Yeardley Smith

    Yeardley Smith

    Jackie Simpson

  8. Lupe Ontiveros

    Lupe Ontiveros

    Nora Manning

  9. Skeet Ulrich

    Skeet Ulrich

    Vincent Lopiano

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