Rotten Tomatoes® Score
In Theaters: December 23, 1997
PG-13 | 2h 19m | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Melvin Udall is the most dysfunctional of men, an acid-tongued romance novelist who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder. As part of Melvin's unwavering daily routine, he consumes an artery-hardening breakfast of bacon, sausages and eggs at a local cafe. The only waitress willing to stand up to his sarcastic tirades is Carol Connelly, a single mother struggling to raise her chronically asthmatic son.
Simon Nye has the distinct misfortune of living across the hall from Melvin. A talented artist, Simon is the darling of New York's art world, reason enough to draw Melvin's verbal fire.
These three, none of whom has a chance in hell of finding real happiness, discover their fates intertwined because of a fourth character: an ugly little dog named Verdall.
|Director:||James L. Brooks|
|Producer(s):||Bridget Johnson, James L. Brooks, Kristi Zea|
|Cast:||Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Skeet Ulrich, Shirley Knight, Yeardley Smith, Lupe Ontiveros|
|Writer(s):||Mark Andrus, James L. Brooks|