As Good as It Gets

As Good as It Gets

DVD - 1998
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Melvin Udall is an obsessive-compulsive novelist with Manhattan's meanest mouth. But when his gay neighbor Simon is hospitalized, Melvin is forced to babysit Simon's dog. And that unexpected act of kindness-- along with waitress Carol Connelly-- helps put Melvin back in the human race.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Video, c1998
Edition: Widescreen and full screen
ISBN: 9780767811101
0767811100
Branch Call Number: DVDC AS
PN1995.9.C55 A84 1998
791.4372 A7972
DVDC AS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (139 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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greatflicks
Aug 04, 2017

Great movie

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GusAndAbe
Nov 22, 2016

the title says it all!

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wmtlady
Sep 29, 2016

At the time of this movie's release, the role of an obsessive-compulsive character in the lead role was an eye-opener for many. It is a real psychological morass that afflicts real people, Nicholson did a superb acting job and the fact that his character was able to see his entrapment, wish to change, and tried to make scary efforts to change is good reason to watch this movie. I also, personally, think that both the casting and acting of the three leads were excellent

This *is* as good as it gets. I went out to buy the movie immediately after watching it the first time.

No, Jack Nicholson's character isn't likable, but it works for me.

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Alycat18
Oct 02, 2015

I don't own many movies, but this is one I really wanted to have.

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BoogerBot
May 06, 2015

Nicholson plays a really unlikable character. The dog is really cute though and so are the scenes between the dog & Nicholson's character. It's a good story & the main character does evolve.

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JackPurcell
Apr 19, 2015

I agree with Barbara and Markkluck. People who don't love this movie would probably be happier with Doris Day and the Three Stooges. The humor is subtle, the acting is good, the characters strong. Maybe not Nicholson's absolute best of all time, but up there near the top, certainly within the top 10.

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LibraryUser53
Mar 08, 2015

Casting Hunt and Nicholson together may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but there's absolutely no chemistry between them here. The plot is implausible, the entire film start to end is boring, with little in the way of artistic merit. Not recommended.

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sharonaw
Sep 05, 2014

Totally excellent

Barbara5060 Jul 01, 2013

I agree with Markkluk. Better the second and third time around. The humor is subtle. The tragedy is poignant. The resolution is quirky, as are the characters.

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