AS GOOD AS IT GETS (1997) AS GOOD AS IT GETS (PG-13) A talky, off-kilter romantic comedy from James L. Brooks that's neither entirely romantic nor entirely comedic and never finds… PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Helen Hunt Greg Kinnear Jack Nicholson Cuba Gooding Jr.
Movie Review

AS GOOD AS IT GETS (1997)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Rated: PG-13; Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance; With: Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear and Jack Nicholson

AS GOOD AS IT GETS (PG-13) A talky, off-kilter romantic comedy from James L. Brooks that's neither entirely romantic nor entirely comedic and never finds a confident center. Still, it's fun to watch Jack Nicholson draw on great reservoirs of bile to play a mean SOB with an obsessive-compulsive disorder who is partially humanized by his contact with Helen Hunt (well, who wouldn't be?) as a put-upon waitress and single mom. With Greg Kinnear as a sweet gay painter and devoted dog owner. B-

Originally posted Jan 16, 1998 Published in issue #414 Jan 16, 1998 Order article reprints