As Good as It Gets

As Good as It Gets

DVD - 1998
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A single mother/waitress, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1998, c1997
Edition: Widescreen
Description: 1 videodisc (139 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Branch Call Number: DVD Asgo

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byoneoka
Jun 08, 2018

I think this is Jack Nicholson's best film. Saying this, it is a testament to how great an actress Helen Hunt is. She is able to pull a great performance out of this aging superstar. Kudos to the Director as well.

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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

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LiztheLibrarian Jan 25, 2018

Where do they teach you to talk like this? In some Panama City "Sailor wanna hump-hump" bar, or is it getaway day and your last shot at his whiskey? Sell crazy someplace else, we're all stocked up here.

LiztheLibrarian Jan 25, 2018

When you first entered the restaurant, I thought you were handsome... and then, of course, you spoke.

Sunnchilde Jan 12, 2012

"You make me want to be a better man."

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