As Good as It Gets (1997) DVD Release Date
 
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As Good as It Gets (1997)
A comedy from the heart that goes for the throat.

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Rating: PG-13
imdb: 7.8
Runtime: 139
Theater date
December 25, 1997
Theater gross
$147.6 mil
Genre(s): Comedy, Romance
 
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Actor(s)
Jack Nicholson
Helen Hunt
Greg Kinnear
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Skeet Ulrich

Shirley Knight
Yeardley Smith
Lupe Ontiveros
Bibi Osterwald
Ross Bleckner
Director(s)
James L. Brooks
Producer(s)
James L. Brooks
Overview
The central figure in "As Good As It Gets" is a surly writer named Melvin, who is played by Jack Nicholson. A man of peculiar habits and few interpersonal skills, he develops unlikely friendships with Carol, a sweet-natured waitress played by Helen Hunt, and Simon, a gay artist played by Greg Kinnear. When Carol takes off work to care for her ailing son and Jack designates Melvin as his dog-sitter after he's in an accident, the misanthropic Melvin's life turns upside-down. The movie is a charming, albeit sometimes off-color, movie about very different people learning to peacefully co-exist and develop real affection for each other. Its redemptive arc can be summed up in Melvin's big line, "You make me want to be a better man."

As Good As It Gets
DVD Release Date

May 20, 1998
UPC: 043396217096