History YMMV / AsGoodAsItGets

4th Feb '16 1:56:10 PM Eagal
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* IdiotPlot: The entire movie seems predicated on the idea that no one in New York City knows what Asperger's Syndrome is.
** Um, the movie was made in 1996, just shortly after Asperger's actually started being diagnosed by ordinary therapists, not purely specialists. That, and both Asperger's and Autism weren't commonly known about by ordinary people until the 2000s. Virtually everyone in NYC would have reacted to Melvin exactly as the film shows: as a giant JerkAss. Even today, the large portion of the population would not presume Melvin had a mental illness/disability unless someone else pointed it out to them.
27th May '15 11:37:51 AM RuTsuna
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** "[[DrivenToSuicide How to die, basically.]]"
17th May '15 7:48:28 PM AlleyOop
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* IdiotPlot: Related to UnfortunateImplications; the entire movie seems predicated on the idea that no one in New York City knows what Asperger's Syndrome is.

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* IdiotPlot: Related to UnfortunateImplications; the The entire movie seems predicated on the idea that no one in New York City knows what Asperger's Syndrome is.
1st Jan '15 8:07:11 PM nombretomado
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* RetroactiveRecognition: JamieKennedy, MayaRudolph, Lisa Edelstein, Wood Harris

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* RetroactiveRecognition: JamieKennedy, MayaRudolph, Creator/MayaRudolph, Lisa Edelstein, Wood Harris
28th Nov '14 12:10:34 AM trims
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** Um, the movie was made in 1996, just shortly after Asperger's actually started being diagnosed by ordinary therapists, not purely specialists. That, and both Asperger's and Autism weren't commonly known about by ordinary people until the 2000s. Virtually everyone in NYC would have reacted to Melvin exactly as the film shows: as a giant JerkAss. Even today, the large portion of the population would not presume Melvin had a mental illness/disability unless someone else pointed it out to them.
28th Oct '14 11:05:56 AM AFP
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** "You are not still writing that thank you letter!" "I'm on the last page!"
28th Oct '14 11:01:28 AM AFP
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** Melvin stealing Frank's ScaryBlackMan routine when dealing with a cop.

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** Melvin stealing Frank's ScaryBlackMan routine when dealing with a cop. While Frank is [[ImStandingRightHere less than twenty feet up the hallway,]] and [[ActuallyPrettyFunny grinning as he watches.]]
** Spencer gives the doctor who visits glowing praise. "[[LittlestCancerPatient I'm an expert on doctors!]]"


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** Melvin tries to cheer Simon up by claiming that the dog only likes him because he keeps bacon in his pocket. And then the dog runs to him, ignoring the bacon Simon is holding, ruining the effect.
23rd Oct '14 12:46:11 PM MagBas
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* UnfortunateImplications: Mentally ill? Everyone hates you, and they're right to. Just decide to stop being so OCD and antisocial and neurotic!
11th May '14 3:08:15 PM ElectricZ
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** Melvin's second compliment to Carol, which manages to blow away his his already amazing first one. ("You make me want to be a better man.")
-->'''Melvin:''' I might be the only person on the face of the earth that knows you're the greatest woman on earth. I might be the only one who appreciates how amazing you are in every single thing that you do, and how you are with Spencer... "Spence." And in every single thought that you have, and how you say what you mean, and how you almost always mean something that's all about being straight and good. I think most people miss that about you, and I watch them, wondering how they can watch you bring their food, and clear their tables and never get that they just met the greatest woman ''alive.'' And the fact that I get it makes me feel good... about me. Is that something that's bad for you to be around?
17th Feb '14 9:51:13 PM HarryLovesHermione
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* RetroactiveRecognition: JamieKennedy, MayaRudolph, Wood Harris

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* RetroactiveRecognition: JamieKennedy, MayaRudolph, Lisa Edelstein, Wood Harris
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