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

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Major Awards:

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

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh85%

Total Count: 79


User Ratings: 378,515
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
Jan 1, 2018
...Nicholson is an endlessly watchable performer...
Sight and Sound
Mar 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
With terrific lead performances by Jack Nicholson as a demonic novelist and Helen Hunt as a Manhattan waitress, As Good as It Gets is as good as mature adult entertainment gets on the silver screen. Full Review
Hollywood Reporter
Dec 23, 2019
Rating: 4/5 -- Funny, but not a light comedy for youngsters. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Jan 2, 2011
...In his edgiest performance in years, Nicholson creates a thoroughly unpleasant character....[A] smart, spiky romance...
Jan 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

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.


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.

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  • UPC: 043396217096
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