As Good as It Gets poster


New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will tolerate him, must leave work to care for her sick son,

MPAA Rating PG-13

Status Released

Release Date 1997-12-19

Runtime 139 minutes

Budget $50m

Revenue $0.3b


TMDB 7.4


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shemdani shared a tip "Yep, as good as it gets ;)"

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anita_skop shared a tip "A movie about damaged souls that will touch your heart. The performances are visceral and not overdone... A good adult film!"

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SistaTiph shared a tip "date movie"

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sonia_burton shared a tip "Very funny and quirky"

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shirley_solano shared a tip "Love this sweet, redemption story told with a modern voice."

kim_hasty shared a tip "Anything with Jack in it is probably good."

alena_p shared a tip "A classic"

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nick_karlsons shared a tip "Great video"

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jim_hancock shared a tip "Laugh, cry…but ultimately feel good about this one."

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angelseverywhere shared a tip "ALWAYS MAKES ME FEEL BETTER"

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quinn_prinz shared a tip "Watched this in highschool psych class, it's still a good movie as an adult lol"

yellow_blue_makes_green shared a tip "I could watch this again and again and again, in fact I do!"

daniela_alayon shared a tip "Great date movie!"

alexis_martin_2836 shared a tip "A charming curmudgeon."

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tiffany_noel shared a tip "A wonderful movie. Beautifully written, honest and well acted. I still remember lines many years later."

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sarah_1509 shared a tip "Really enjoyed this movie, had so many different layers to it."

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kate_heck shared a tip "Funny. Warm hearted. Bit heart wrenching. Great ending"

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moebuttons shared a tip "A perfect anti romcom with real rom and savage com."

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blake_sanchez shared a tip "It was a great performance from Jack Nicholson and it was very wholesome"

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emily_k-l shared a tip "Helen Hunt was incredible in this"

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raquel_peterson_5923 shared a tip "One of my favorite movies, I can relate so much with jack nicholsons character."

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jenifer_gomez shared a tip "Nice down to earth romantic comedy. Great performances."

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james_dunphy shared a tip "Really enjoyed this one"

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bill_gray_6545 shared a tip "Great show! Jack Nicholson is, of course, flawless. But all the performances were terrific"

sara_lewis_3930 shared a tip "I 🥰 this movie and quote it often"

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rudir shared a tip "The speech Jack Nicholson give Helen Hunt near the end. He tells her his great she is. What's a bully?"

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kristy_bendickson shared a tip "Really good movie of you like dog and don't like rom coms"

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Thomas_Truxell shared a tip "Kind of a sappy movie, but I liked it!"

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tyler_hansen_2836 shared a tip "Funny and feel good"

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samantha_gedeon shared a tip "Old but good. I love this movie"

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tony_koval shared a tip "A plus."

tetchjan_simpson shared a tip "You won't be disappointed! Well developed characters that are easy to root for."

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evelyne_aubin shared a tip "Nice jem"

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robert_plummer shared a tip "One of my #favorite_movies of all time!"

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misty_hopkins shared a tip "You need to see this movie."

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jacob_gordon_5316 shared a tip "Very well made film."

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denise_himes shared a tip "Great cast"

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brooke_rast shared a tip "Watch this every year"

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alaina_s. shared a tip "Romantic"

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libby_staebell shared a tip "Sell crazy someplace else. We’re all stocked up here."

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trisha_aguirre shared a tip "Loved this movie."

todd_huller shared a tip "It’s modem and with flawed characters that you cannot help but root for."

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jana_pniewski shared a tip "Hard to picture Jack Nicholson as a good guy, but good none the less."

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