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AS GOOD AS IT GETS1997

As Good As It Gets

As Good As It Gets
© TriStar Pictures

Movie Rating

MOVIE RATING

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Average Rating: 4.5 (out of 5)   (119 votes cast)


Source of Film

SOURCE OF FILM

Screenwriter Mark Andrus wrote a screenplay titled Old Friends in the early 1990s, but it languished until it was re-written together with award-winning writer/producer/director James L. Brooks.

Director Detail

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR DETAIL

James L. Brooks (1997)

Film Run-time and Synopsis

RUNTIME & SYNOPSIS

2 hours, 19 minutes

Jack Nicholson is mesmerizing as an obsessive/compulsive writer trying to cope with life. Helen Hunt gives an awesome performance as the waitress he has fallen for.

James L. Brooks directs.

Film Comments

FILM COMMENTS

The character Jack Nicholson brought to the set was not the one James L. Brooks had in mind.  Production was halted for a couple of days to get actor and director aligned.

Film Awards

FILM AWARDS


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

OSCAR NOMINEE
WINNER
  • Oscar iconBest Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score
  • (Hans Zimmer)
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MPAA Rating

MPAA RATING

Rated PG-13

Box Office Ranking

BOX OFFICE RANKING

  • 1997 Domestic Box Office Rank: #6[1]U.S. flag
  • 1997 Worldwide Box Office Rank:#7[2]

Theatrical Revenues

GROSS

  • (Adjusted Gross in $millions)
  • Domestic Theatrical Release:  $296[1]U.S. flag

Original Film Distributor

DISTRIBUTOR

  • Tristar Pictures logo (1997)

Sources

SOURCES

Film Run-time and Synopsis

RUNTIME & SYNOPSIS

2 hours, 19 minutes

Jack Nicholson is mesmerizing as an obsessive/compulsive writer trying to cope with life. Helen Hunt gives an awesome performance as the waitress he has fallen for.

James L. Brooks directs.

Film Comments

FILM COMMENTS

The character Jack Nicholson brought to the set was not the one James L. Brooks had in mind.  Production was halted for a couple of days to get actor and director aligned.

Film Awards

FILM AWARDS


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

OSCAR NOMINEE
WINNER
  • Oscar iconBest Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score
  • (Hans Zimmer)
  •  

MPAA Rating

MPAA RATING

Rated PG-13

Box Office Ranking

BOX OFFICE RANKING

  • 1997 Domestic Box Office Rank: #6[1]U.S. flag
  • 1997 Worldwide Box Office Rank:#7[2]

Theatrical Revenues

GROSS

  • (Adjusted Gross in $millions)
  • Domestic Theatrical Release:  $296[1]U.S. flag

Original Film Distributor

DISTRIBUTOR

  • Tristar Pictures logo (1997)

Sources

SOURCES