• Publication date: August 14, 2014

As Good as It Gets

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A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1997

MBC Max:

November 29, 2014 16:00 (KSA) ~ November 29, 2014 15:00 (CLT)

Acerbic and outwardly despicable pulp novelist Melvin Udall lives in a haze of obsessive-compulsive behaviour patterns.

He avoids cracks in the sidewalk and rigidly adheres to his regimen of daily breakfasts in the cafe where harried single mom Carol Connelly is the only waitress he'll accept.

But his ordered, hermetic world falls apart when his neighbour, a gay painter, needs a babysitter for his cherished dog--and only his long-time nemesis Melvin will do.

Then, when the waitress's son's serious illness keeps her from work, Melvin realizes how much he needs her after all.

Starring:

  • Jack Nicholson
  • Helen Hunt
  • Greg Kinnear
  • Cuba Gooding, Jr.
  • Shirley Knight
  • Skeet Ulrich
  • Yeardley Smith
  • Lupe Ontiveros

Directed by: James L. Brooks

Rating: PG-13 on appeal for strong language, thematic elements, nudity and a beating