As Good as It Gets

As Good as It Gets

139 mins | Comedy, Romance | Dec. 19, 1997

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, making it impossible for Melvin to eat breakfast.

As Good as It Gets

139 mins | Comedy, Romance | Dec. 19, 1997

As Good as It Gets
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, making it impossible for Melvin to eat breakfast.
IMDb rating 7.7
Producers Gracie Films, Sony Pictures, TriStar Pictures
Original title As Good as It Gets
Directors Ray Quiroz, Hans Berggren, Susan Perlman, William M. Connor, Aldric La'Auli Porter, James L. Brooks
Writers Mark Andrus, James L. Brooks

Cast

Jack Nicholson

as Melvin Udall

Helen Hunt

as Carol Connelly

Greg Kinnear

as Simon Bishop

Cuba Gooding Jr.

as Frank Sachs

Skeet Ulrich

as Vincent Lopiano

Shirley Knight

as Beverly Connelly

Yeardley Smith

as Jackie Simpson

Lupe Ontiveros

as Nora Manning

Lawrence Kasdan

as Dr. Green

Harold Ramis

as Dr. Bettes

Kathryn Morris

as Psychiatric Patient

Alison Rose

as Psychiatric Patient

Maya Rudolph

as Policewoman

Julie Benz

as Receptionist

Jimmy Workman

as Sean from the Bakery

Jamie Kennedy

as Street Hustler

Brian Doyle-Murray

as Handyman

Peter Jacobson

as Man at Table

Jesse James

as Spencer Connelly

Randall Batinkoff

as Carol's date

Linda Gehringer

as Publisher

Kaitlin Hopkins

as Woman in Lobby

Lisa Edelstein

as Woman at Table

Danielle Brisebois

as Singer

Todd Solondz

as Man on Bus

Matt Malloy

as Men's Store Salesman

Tom McGowan

as Maitre D'

Bibi Osterwald

as Neighbor Woman

Ross Bleckner

as Carl

Bernadette Balagtas

as Caterer

Jaffe Cohen

as Partygoer

Laurie Kilpatrick

as Partygoer

Alice Vaughn

as Partygoer

Shane Black

as Cafe 24 Manager

Stan Bly

as Cafe 24 Customer

Missi Pyle

as Cafe 24 Waitress

Tara Subkoff

as Cafe 24 Waitress

Rebekah Johnson

as Cafe 24 Waitress

Leslie Stefanson

as Cafe 24 Waitress

Patricia Childress

as Cafe 24 Waitress

Wood Harris

as Cafe 24 Busboy

Chloe Brooks

as Child at Cafe 24

Cooper Brooks

as Child at Cafe 24

Kristi Zea

as Mother at Table

Justin Herwick

as Street Hustler

John F. O'Donohue

as Detective Ray

Mary Elizabeth Still

as Nurse Receptionist

Paul Greenberg

as Bar Waiter

David A. Kipper

as Hospital Doctor

Antonia Jones

as Nurse

Alex Ballar

as Flower Store Customer (uncredited)

Bronwyn Cornelius

as Bartender (uncredited)

Amy Anzel

as Ballet Dancer (uncredited)

Laura Mayes Byrnes

as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Maurice LaMarche

as Fred Bishop - Simon's Dad on Phone (voice) (uncredited)