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Helen Hunt takes no guff from Jack Nicholson.
Helen Hunt takes no guff from Jack Nicholson.

Thumbnail for As Good as It Gets (1997) As Good as It Gets (1997)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 80
Notable as: Romance Film, Award-Winning WorkGenre: Romantic comedy, LGBT, Romance Film, Comedy-drama, Slice of life, Comedy, DramaNarrative location: New York CityRuntime: 133 - 139 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: Long Beach, New York CityDirector: James L. BrooksScreenwriter: Mark Andrus, James L. BrooksMusic: Hans ZimmerCinematography: John BaileyStars: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr., Skeet Ulrich, Shirley Knight, Yeardley Smith, Lupe Ontiveros, Ross Bleckner Producer: Bridget JohnsonStudio: Gracie FilmsAwards won: Academy Award for Best Actor (Jack Nicholson)
Academy Award for Best Actress (Helen Hunt)
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Richard Marks)
Academy Award for Best Original Musical or Comedy Score (Hans Zimmer)
Academy Award for Best Picture (James L. Brooks, Bridget Johnson)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Greg Kinnear)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Mark Andrus, James L. Brooks)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

As Good as It Gets is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by James L. Brooks and produced by Laura Ziskin. It stars Jack Nicholson as a misanthropic, homophobic, racist, obsessive-compulsive novelist, Helen Hunt as a single mother with an asthmatic son, and Greg Kinnear as a gay artist. The screenplay was written by Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks. Nicholson and Hunt won the Academy Award for Best Actor and Academy Award for Best Actress, respectively, making As Good As It Gets the most-recent film to win both of the lead acting awards, and the first since 1991's The Silence of the Lambs. It is ranked 140th on Empire magazine's "The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time" list.


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