As Good As It Gets PG-13

A comedy from the heart that goes for the throat.
As Good As It Gets
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 19 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: May 19, 1998
  • Originally Released: 1997
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 - English, French
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: James L. Brooks - Director
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Selection

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1997 - Best Actor: Jack Nicholson
Academy Awards 1997 - Best Actress: Helen Hunt

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh85%

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Total Count: 79

Upright86%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 378,515
...In his edgiest performance in years, Nicholson creates a thoroughly unpleasant character....[A] smart, spiky romance...
Premiere
Jan 1, 1998
The trouble lies in the rambling narrative, Brooks' cautious direction and the cosy tone which renders the whole thing reminiscent of an extended sitcom. Full Review
Time Out
Jun 24, 2006
Rating: 3/4 -- The greatest pleasures come from the acting. Full Review
TheMovieReport.com
Mar 30, 2009
...Brooks delivers the goods audiences since his TERMS OF ENDEARMENT and BROADCAST NEWS have come to expect: laughs and tears, fine writing, rich acting, social commentary, and a smile on the face as one exits the theatre...
Box Office
Feb 1, 1998
...It shows off Mr. Brooks's gift for the right-on zinger and his sweet, rueful way of enjoying his characters' stubborn tics....As winning as it is barbed...
New York Times
Dec 23, 1997
...Hugely entertaining....Nicholson is in top form -- nobody is better at lacing laughs with malice...
Rolling Stone
Jan 22, 1998
On one hand, it's Brooks's film that most betrays his TV sitcom roots; it's also one of his more ambitious works, packing in subplots and subjects by the handful-indicative of a filmmaker who seems to genuinely struggle with the confines of the genre. Full Review
Vice
Jan 1, 2018

Product Description:

Acerbic and outwardly despicable pulp novelist Melvin Udall lives in a haze of obsessive-compulsive behavior patterns, avoiding cracks in the sidewalk and rigidly adhering to his regimen of daily breakfasts in the cafe where harried single mom Carol Connelly (Helen Hunt) is the only waitress he'll accept. But his ordered, hermetic world falls apart when his neighbor, a gay painter, needs a babysitter for his cherished dog--and only his long-time nemesis Melvin will do. Then, when the waitress's son's serious illness keeps her from work, Melvin realizes how much he needs her after all. Academy Award Nominations: 7, including Best Supporting Actor--Greg Kinnear, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score (Musical/Comedy), and Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen. Academy Awards: Best Actor--Jack Nicholson and Best Actress--Helen Hunt.

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Production Notes:

  • Jack Nicholson dedicated the Best Actor Oscar he won for AS GOOD AS IT GETS to his good friend J.T. Walsh, who had just died.

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 31,720
  • UPC: 043396217096
  • Shipping Weight: 0.15/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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