Brooks and Mark Andrus deserved one as well but had to settle with a nomination. While Roger Ebert gave the film three stars out of four , he called the film a “compromise, a film that forces a smile onto material that doesn’t wear one easily,” writing that the film drew “back to story formulas,” but had good dialogue and performances. He avoids stepping on sidewalk cracks while walking through the city due to a superstition of bad luck, and eats breakfast at the same table in the same restaurant every day using disposable plastic utensils he brings with him due to his pathological fear of germs. Edit Storyline New York City. The soundtrack features instrumental pieces composed by Hans Zimmer and songs by various artists. In some Panama City ‘Sailor wanna hump-hump’ bar, or is it getaway day and your last shot at his whiskey?

Brooks Bridget Johnson Kristi Zea. Terms of Endearment Films whose French titles are better In other projects Wikiquote. Retrieved June 11, What more can I say? Nicholson bought the property to house his art collection — and so he wouldn’t have to deal with neighbours. Crazy Credits In cast credits dogs are credited as:

In an interview with US magazine CloserJaci spoke with rare candour about how his life of hell-raising had left him bereft. Melvin Udall Helen Hunt Was this review helpful to you? Everything in Its Place Just Checking. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: In some Panama City ‘Sailor wanna hump-hump’ bar, or is it getaway day and your last shot at his whiskey?

Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. In one scene Carol says that she thought Melvin was handsome and almost reveals that she thought he was sexy, but her actions never reinforce these statements.


Edit Storyline New York City. Retrieved from ” https: Melvin Udall is a misanthrope who works at home as a best-selling novelist kovie New York City. Nicholson also opened up about his stormy, decades long affair with Anjelica Huston and described the time they split up as the “toughest period of my life”.

The final straw was when he told her he had got actress Rebecca Broussard pregnant.

I’m afraid he might pull the stiff one-eye on me. Meanwhile, Simon’s assault and rehabilitation, coupled with Verdell’s preference for Melvin, causes Simon to lose his creative muse.

Something’s Gotta Give Greg Kinnear does fine work as the gay neighbor Simon jjack always a gay neighbor. Audible Download Audio Books. Hans Zimmer and various artists.

In less talented hands this might have been just another run of the mill Hollywood romantic comedy, but Nicholson and Hunt who also won the Oscar for her rolealong with a never better Greg Kinnear as Simon the gay neighbor, are each terrific and the script gives them some fantastic and memorable dialogue. Saturday 23 February He manages to deliver them in a way that makes you laugh at the sheer rudeness of them, without alienating the audience.

As Good as It Gets

Certainly, there is room for some tightening and trimming. The performances are uniformly excellent. Nicholson as Melvin gets away with some terrifically politically nichlson lines. The actor said that he still has a “yearning” to be with somebody but believes his chances are “not very realistic”. What is that song Vincent plays in Simon’s studio?

Good comedy, good love story, great acting. InJames L. I couldn’t go along for the ride. Directors Guild of America.


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As a single mother who works on tips she would be eligible for all kinds of government assistance, including Medicaid. He has obsessive—compulsive disorder which, paired with his misanthropy, alienates nearly everyone with whom he interacts. The Bucket List He plays a key role at the beginning of the movie but once the other three characters head out on that road trip to Baltimore he abruptly disappears from incholson story.

In her memoir, released last year, Huston described how she beat Nicholson brutally about the head when he flippantly told her over dinner: Start your free trial. A swinger on the cusp of being a senior citizen with a taste for young women falls in love with an accomplished jadk closer to his age.

He said he was regretful that his philandering bicholson left him without a steady partner to take care of him in his old age. Eric, I disagree that the problems of this single mother with the sick kid seem forced.

Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role. A cynical, immature young man is taught how to act like a grown-up by gernaphobe little boy.

And yet, who could have played him better? Basal ganglia striatum Orbitofrontal cortex Cingulate cortex Brain-derived neurotrophic factor.