Starring: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear
Director: James L. Brooks
Running Time: 139 mins
As Good As It Gets is an American film about a man with OCD who meets a waitress with a sick child, and a gay artist who has been in an accident, and they go on a road trip together to Baltimore, where they form an unlikely friendship.
This film was really funny. I didn’t expect it to be such an entertaining and relatively farcical film, which it was, but it also had a good story explaining the relationships between the three people very intriguingly.
Jack Nicholson was yet again great in this film, and playing the more cynical, older man was a great role for him, so it was a joy to watch him insulting other people’s good deeds and their overall being in this film.
Also, I was surprised at how funny this film was. I expected a much deeper, more emotional story from this, which did turn up by the end, but not before numerous crazy and unexpected things had gone wrong for everybody.
Overall, I’ll give this a 7.8 because it had a great story, and was a very funny film, despite being a bit long for me…