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* TheCameo: Creator/LawrenceKasdan plays Melvin's doctor, and Creator/ToddSolondz is one of the passengers on the bus when Carol goes to see Melvin.

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* TheCameo: Creator/LawrenceKasdan plays Melvin's doctor, and Creator/ToddSolondz is one of the passengers on the bus when Carol goes to see Melvin. Creator/HaroldRamis plays Spencer's new doctor, hired by Melvin.

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** Notice Melvin usually makes one of his harsh comments [[FridgeBrilliance when someone interrupts his routine or gets in his space]].


From here, RuleOfDrama ensues. Being a Creator/JamesLBrooks production, natch, it intersperses all the emotional weight with heaping doses of [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] & [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming.]] Also, [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic the soundtrack]], by no less than Music/HansZimmer, is also the [[UnusualEuphemism kitty's pajamas.]]

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From here, RuleOfDrama ensues. Being a A Creator/JamesLBrooks production, natch, it intersperses all the emotional weight with heaping doses of [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] & [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming.]] Also, [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic the soundtrack]], soundtrack, by no less than Music/HansZimmer, is also the [[UnusualEuphemism kitty's pajamas.]]
Music/HansZimmer.


* NippleAndDimed: One of the rare examples of this happening in a non-R rated film; just as Carol knocks on Melvin's door she realizes in rapid order that A, her shirt is soaking wet; B, she isn't wearing a bra; and C, she's very cold(if you take our meaning). The only option she can come up with is to grab her shirt and hold it away from her breasts for the duration of their talk. Interestingly enough, while leaving Melvin's later in the scene, Carol is clearly wearing a bra (the shots of her back plainly show a bra outline).

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* NippleAndDimed: One of the rare examples of this happening in a non-R rated film; just as Carol knocks on Melvin's door she realizes in rapid order that A, her shirt is soaking wet; B, she isn't wearing a bra; and C, she's very cold(if cold (if you take our meaning). The only option she can come up with is to grab her shirt and hold it away from her breasts for the duration of their talk. Interestingly enough, while leaving Melvin's later in the scene, Carol is clearly wearing a bra (the shots of her back plainly show a bra outline).

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* InformedDeformity: Going by Frank's extreme reaction of horror, it seems like Simon's face had been put in a blender instead of looking like he got beaten up with fairly regular stitches, swelling and bruises.


From here, RuleOfDrama ensues. Being a Creator/JamesLBrooks production, natch, it intersperses all the emotional weight with heaping doses of [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] & [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming.]] Also, [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome the soundtrack]], by no less than Music/HansZimmer, is also the [[UnusualEuphemism kitty's pajamas.]]

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From here, RuleOfDrama ensues. Being a Creator/JamesLBrooks production, natch, it intersperses all the emotional weight with heaping doses of [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] & [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming.]] Also, [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic the soundtrack]], by no less than Music/HansZimmer, is also the [[UnusualEuphemism kitty's pajamas.]]


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From here, RuleOfDrama ensues. Being a Creator/JamesLBrooks production, natch, it intersperses all the emotional weight with heaping doses of [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] & [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming.]] Also, [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome the soundtrack]], by no less than HansZimmer, is also the [[UnusualEuphemism kitty's pajamas.]]

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From here, RuleOfDrama ensues. Being a Creator/JamesLBrooks production, natch, it intersperses all the emotional weight with heaping doses of [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] & [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming.]] Also, [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome the soundtrack]], by no less than HansZimmer, Music/HansZimmer, is also the [[UnusualEuphemism kitty's pajamas.]]

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* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: After Simon tells Carol about his DarkAndTroubledPast, while Melvin sulks in the back seat:
-->'''Carol:''' We all have these terrible stories to get over, and you-
-->'''Melvin:''' That's not true. Some of us have great stories, pretty stories, that take place at lakes, with boats and friends and noodle salad, just no one in this car.

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* AlliterativeName: Carol Connolly.


* CampGay: Melvin certainly seems to think Simon is one. Aside from a positively {{Squick}}y attachment to his dog, he's fairly straight up.

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* CampGay: Melvin certainly seems to think Simon is one. Aside from a positively {{Squick}}y attachment to his dog, he's slightly effeminate but otherwise fairly straight up.StraightGay.


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* TheDogBitesBack: Simon gets angry enough at Melvin's cruel remarks to take a swing at him. It misses, but it does get Melvin to approach the situation a little more tenderly.


** Simon's back story involved his childhood pastime of painting his mother in the nude. [[FreudWasRight His dad didn't approve.]]

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** Simon's back story involved his childhood pastime of painting his mother in the nude. [[FreudWasRight His dad didn't approve.]]


''As Good As It Gets'' is a 1997 RomCom from the mind of Creator/JamesLBrooks, and starring Creator/JackNicholson, Helen Hunt, and Greg Kinnear. Featuring a relatively small cast, the crux of the story revolves around a reclusive novelist named Melvin Udall: his hostility toward his neighbour, Simon (Kinnear) and his [[strike: fixation]] dependence on Carol Connolly (Hunt), a down on her luck single mom with a perennially-ill son. The main characters are as follows:

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''As Good As It Gets'' is a 1997 RomCom from the mind of Creator/JamesLBrooks, and starring Creator/JackNicholson, Helen Hunt, Creator/HelenHunt, and Greg Kinnear.Creator/GregKinnear. Featuring a relatively small cast, the crux of the story revolves around a reclusive novelist named Melvin Udall: his hostility toward his neighbour, Simon (Kinnear) and his [[strike: fixation]] dependence on Carol Connolly (Hunt), a down on her luck single mom with a perennially-ill son. The main characters are as follows:


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