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.

Rotten Tomatoes: Certified Fresh 86% / Audience 87%

8/10

Rated PG-13 2 hr 19 mins

GENRES
Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION
James L. Brooks
CAST
Jack Nicholson  •  Helen Hunt  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Cuba Gooding, Jr.

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CAST & CHARACTERS
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
Bibi Osterwald Neighbor Woman
Ross Bleckner Carl
Bernadette Balagtas Caterer
Jaffe Cohen Partygoer