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As Good as It Gets (1997)
No more, no less, it really is as good as it gets.
Jack Nicholson deserved the best Oscar (only just compared to Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting). Helen Hunt was Helen Hunt, really good comedic timing and some really deep dramatic moments but it seemed like she wasn't doing anything she hadn't done before. She was still good though. Greg Kinnear and Cuba Gooding Jr were good as well, although Cuba Gooding Jr was a little underused I think.
The plot doesn't really go anywhere. It is good and there is nothing wrong with it but there is nothing really right about it either. It is really a by the numbers RomCom in that it does all it has to do and that's it. No more, no less, It really is as good as it gets.
The jokes are a little too far and few between, there are some serious moments that hold the movie down from being over the top romantic comedy and make the movie seem more real.
The run time for the movie is probably the worst thing. At just over 2 hours it kind of over stays its welcome to me. Makes me wonder whether or not it may have faired better as a sitcom? Good for a viewing at least once just for the sake of Jack doing what he does best.