History YMMV / AsGoodAsItGets

1st Sep '16 11:51:28 AM JoieDeCombat
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** American audiences cheered at Carol's rage at the health insurance companies - "Fucking HMO bastard pieces of shit!"

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** American audiences cheered at Carol's rage at the health insurance companies - "Fucking HMO bastard pieces of shit!"shit!" ("Actually, I think that's their technical name," is the doctor's sympathetic reply when she apologizes for her outburst.)
1st Sep '16 11:31:35 AM Movienut376
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** Melvin introducing Carol to Simon: "Carol the waitress, Simon the fag." Not to mention Carol and Simon both taking it in stride.
23rd Aug '16 9:29:30 AM Daethalion
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** Simon taking a swing at Melvin once the insults reach the tipping point.

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** Simon taking a swing at Melvin once the insults reach the tipping point. BadAss bonus points for this being the first time he gets out of his wheelchair after being badly injured.
16th Aug '16 10:34:03 AM lady_peaseblossom
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** Despite having no romantic interest in Carol, Simon gives her an amazing compliment that jump-starts their friendship almost immediately: "You're why cavemen chiseled on walls."
15th Jul '16 11:14:57 AM SPBurke
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* FridgeBrilliance: Look closely at any scene when Melvin starts acting like a jerk. It's usually when someone has interfered with his routines or compulsions.
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.
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