A comedy from the heart that goes for the throat.
Talk about an obsessive-compulsive author who has a gay neighbor with a cute dog and who doesn't like his routine to be disrupted! This is the tag line of the movie As Good As It Gets that stars Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, and Cuba Gooding Jr. This movie is a comedy movie about Melvin Udall and his life as a person suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Jack Nicholson is Melvin Udall, the romance novelist who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder
Helen Hunt is Carol Connelly, the waitress who serves Melvin his breakfast every single morning
Greg Kinnear is Simon Bishop, the gay neighbor who is also a painter
Cuba Gooding Jr. is Frank Sachs, Simon's agent
Jill the Dog is Verdell, Simon's pet
Well, the story revolves around the life of successful novelist Melvin Udall. He has been credited with many books to his name, however, he has a personality disorder. He likes to be alone, he borders on the rude side, he likes routine and he hates it when it is disrupted, he hates his neighbor who is gay and his dog, and he virtually hates everybody.
When his neighbor Simon was accidentally robbed and mugged in his apartment, Simon's agent Frank asks Melvin to take care of Verdell for him. He reluctantly accepts the responsibility and he brings him to breakfast every morning. He soon discovered that like him Verdell also steps over the sidewalk cracks, and rewards the dog with ...