“As Good as It Gets” is not. This strange 1997 romantic comedy is very 1990s (code for excruciatingly chatty and somewhat depressing) and therefore doesn’t stand the test of time very well, despite Oscar-winning performances by Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt. The theme: It’s not easy being someone with obsessive compulsive disorder; it’s even harder when you are a total a-hole; that being said, if even obsessive compulsive a-holes can be redeemed, then there is hope for all of us. Trivia: Lisa Edelstein (mmm) and Peter Jacobson from “House” play “woman at table” and “man at table” in one scene.

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