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As Good As It Gets
Starring Academy Award Winners Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt
Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear and Cuba Gooding, Jr., star in James L. Brooks' hit comedy, As Good as it Gets. Nicholson gives a show-stopping performance as Melvin Udall, an obsessive-compulsive novelist with Manhattan's meanest mouth. But when his neighbor Simon is hospitalized, Melvin is forced to babysit Simon's dog. And that unexpected act of kindness, along with waitress Carol Connelly, helps put Melvin back in the human race.
For all of its conventional plotting about an obsessive-compulsive curmudgeon (Jack Nicholson) who improves his personality at the urging of his gay neighbor (Greg Kinnear) and a waitress (Helen Hunt) who inspires his best behavior, this is one of the sharpest Hollywood comedies of the 1990s. Nicholson could play his role in his sleep (the Oscar he won should have gone to Robert Duvall for The Apostle), but his mischievous persona is precisely necessary to give heart to his seemingly heartless character, who is of all things a successful romance novelist. As a single mom with a chronically asthmatic young son, Hunt gives the film its conscience and integrity (along with plenty of wry humor), and she also won an Oscar for her wonderful performance. Greg Kinnear had to settle for an Oscar nomination (while cowriter-director James L. Brooks was inexplicably snubbed by Oscar that year), but his work was also singled out in the film's near-unanimous chorus of critical praise. It's questionable whether a romance between Hunt and the much older Nicholson is entirely believable, but this movie's smart enough--and charmingly funny enough--to make it seem endearingly possible. --Jeff Shannon
- Aspect Ratio : 1.33:1, 1.85:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches; 3.2 Ounces
- Item model number : 21709
- Director : James L. Brooks
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Run time : 2 hours and 18 minutes
- Release date : May 19, 1998
- Actors : Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr., Skeet Ulrich
- Subtitles: : English, Spanish, French
- Producers : Bridget Johnson, Kristi Zea, James L. Brooks
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Unqualified
- Studio : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
- ASIN : 0767811100
- Country of Origin : USA
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #13,680 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Blu-ray transfer is very good (not excellent but good enough; or as you might say "as good as it gets"). The movie has flaws but overall it is a very well-made movie and superbly acted. Both Helen Hunt and Jack Nicholson won best leading actress/actor Oscars for their performance in this movie. Cuba Gooding Jr. and Greg Kinear are also excellent. Even the dog is awesome LOL.
LIke I said, the movie has some flaws. I think that Jack Nicholson's character is over-exaggerated; I find it hard to believe anyone can be that rude. It's just not normal. But it is a drama and in dramas sometimes characters' flaws are amplified for dramatic purpose. However, the scene in the restaurant with Helen Hunt where Jack Nicholson's character reveals a possible motive for bringing her along for the trip doesn't fit the true feelings and the intentions of the character. That part has always bothered me.
Aside from those minor flaws, As Good As It Gets is a great movie and still rewarding in multiple viewings.
IT DOES. KUDOS AND ENDLESS ACCOLADES TO THE THREE PROTAGONISTS PLUS ONE DOG. THIS IS THE LOVE STORY OF THREE
PEOPLE WHO FIND THEIR TRUE SELVES AND EVENTUALLY HAPPINESS. ONE MAN HAS OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER, THE OTHER MAN IS GAY AND SUFFERS MANY INDIGNITIES, AND THE WOMAN IS A NOT SO SIMPLE WAITRESS WITH A SICK CHILD.
ALL OF THESE PERSONS WILL BE BREATHTAKINGLY BROUGHT TOGETHER AND MADE HAPPY. A MORE JOYOUS AND COMEDIC,
DRAMA AND PIECE OF CINEMATOGRAPHY CAN NOT BE CREATED. ONE EVENT AFTER ANOTHER WILL BEING JOY OR TEARS OR
LAUGHTER TO THE AUDIENCE. THIS FILM WON THE OSCAR FOR BEST ACTOR, I.E. JACK NICHOLSON AND ACTRESS, I.E. HELEN HUNT. ALTHOUGH IT IS A FEW YEARS OLD, NOT ONE SECOND IS DATED. I WOULD BE REMISS IN NOT MENTIONING THE THIRD
GREAT PROTAGONIST OF THE FILM,I.E. GREG KINNEAR, WHO SHOULD HAVE WON BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR. ENJOY IT ON PRIME.
For those who haven't yet seen this tale, rest assured there is a plethora of humor and primal, human emotion that will have you in tears and joyous laughter, as sure as a worthy rollercoaster... and such is life!