VINTAGE FILM As Good as It Gets

As Good as It Gets

As Good as It Gets gives the lie to two prominent stereotypes about New Yorkers: That they never meet their neighbors, and that if they did they’d be just as rude as they are on the streets. Okay, they are a bit rude at first. But when circumstances put an aging neurotic writer (Nicholson), a struggling gay artist (Kinnear) and a single-mom waitress (Hunt) together in a Saab 900 convertible headed for Baltimore, their empathy grows as the Manhattan skyline fades into the distance.

Director: James L. Brooks

Screenplay by: Mark Andrus, James L. Brooks

Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr., Greg Kinnear, Helen Hunt, Jack Nicholson, Shirley Knight, Skeet Ulrich

Major nominations on original release : Academy Award for Best Picture, Original Screenplay, Actress (Hunt - won), Actor (Nicholson - won), Supporting Actor (Kinnear).

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