17 May 2010

As good as it gets.

There have been numerous posts I wrote about this guy, but they all sit as drafts in my blogger account. I never published them. Jack Nicholson remains one of my favorite hollywood actors, my most loved one! I have seen a LOT of his movies. And over the weekend, I am glad I caught up on another of his movies: As Good as it gets. I have seen this movie before. Many times. But yesterday's re-run was the most enjoyable. Maybe because I found myself agreeing more than ever to some of the things Melvin Udall says in the movie. Some of the quotes I liked the most, in no particular order:
- You're a disgrace to depression.

- 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. To a lot of people, that's their story: good times, noodle salad. What makes it so hard is not that you had it bad, but that you're that pissed that so many others had it good.
sad, but true. We cant help but compare our lives with other people

- Police! Donut-munching morons! Help me!

- How can you diagnose someone as having Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and then act as if I had some kind of choice about barging in here?
talk about a movie being hilarious yet making your eyes wet!

- I guess what I'm trying to say is: you make me want to be a better man.
This one takes the prize!!
Being a total follower of mushy movies, this dialogue makes me dream, swoon and fall down with a thud!


nightflier said...

you know I was wondering how to spend my last 4 days of vacation..and then I came across your post :)

As good as it can get! :)

Neha said...

tch tch...you wonder how to spend your vacation?! :P