As Good As It Gets | Full Movie

As Good As It Gets
  • PG-13
  • 2h 19m
  • 1997
Certified Fresh85%
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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.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh85%
Critics Consensus: James L. Brooks and Jack Nicholson, doing what they do best, combine smart dialogue and flawless acting to squeeze fresh entertainment value out of the romantic-comedy genre.
Todd McCarthy

A sporadically funny romantic comedy with all the dramatic plausibility and tonal consistency of a...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Geoff Andrew

The trouble lies in the rambling narrative, Brooks' cautious direction and the cosy tone which ren...

June 21, 2017
Globe and Mail
Rick Groen

Romance comedies definitely come better than this, although perhaps not lately.

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Funny, but not a light comedy for youngsters.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this film deals candidly with homophobia, violence, mortality, and mental disorders. It includes a very violent and disturbing attack on one of the main characters, which leaves the man hospitalized and disfigured. A character verbally abuses others as a means of coping with his own extreme self-centered and (clinically) obsessive-compulsive behavior.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Romance
  • Release Date:December 23, 1997
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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