As Good As It Gets

Belgian tvchannel "One" aired As Good As It Gets yesterday. I had already seen parts of it, but I never had the chance to see the movie in its entirety.

Short and sweet : it's a fantastic film! James L. Brooks (yes, THE James L. Brooks) is a very capable director - the frame is a beauty to behold (very easy on the eyes).

The actors are the best part of the picture : Jack Nicholson (the greatest living actor, in a tie with the incomparable Morgan Freeman?!) shines, Helen Hunt is cuter than a bug's ear and Greg Kinnear plays the most loveable queer before Jake Gyllenhaal came along. The dialogues are truly impressive ; I laughed out loud on more than one occasion.

As Good As It Gets couldn't be better. A definite must-see.

Julian De Backer, 18 June 2006