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As Good as It Gets (1997)


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.

As Good as It Gets (1997)

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Released Year: 1997
Runtime: 139 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Directors: James L. Brooks

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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.

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Reviews


88
Boston Globe - Jay Carr
Nicholson, Hunt, and Kinnear will win you over as they turn the film into a valentine to New York's walking wounded.
80
Film.com - Tom Keogh
Over the course of two-and-a-half hours, the film not only gets up on wobbly legs but learns to dance by the closing credits.
75
Portland Oregonian - Shawn Levy
You'll laugh and cry at the film, but you'll bridle, too, at Brooks' clumsy technique.
75
The Globe and Mail (Toronto) - Rick Groen
The result takes the audience on a screwball odyssey that mixes engaging twists with off-putting turns -- often fun, always watchable, but never quite as good as it could be.
75
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
There's so much good here, in the dialogue, the performances and the observation, that the movie succeeds at many moments even while pursuing its doomed grand design.

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