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1,910 Ratings

As Good as It Gets

Directed by James L. Brooks
United States, 1997
Comedy, Drama, Romance


The trials and tribulations of a compulsive writer, Melvin Udall. After his homosexual neighbor is brutally beaten, he is entrusted to the care of the neighbor’s dog, with a difficult relationship with a waitress to add on top of that.

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As Good as It Gets Directed by James L. Brooks

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1998 | 2 wins including: Best Actor in a Leading Role

1998 | 5 nominations including: Best Picture

National Board of Review

1997 | 3 wins including: Best Actor

Directors Guild of America

1998 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Writers Guild of America

1998 | Winner: Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Screen)

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