About

New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will tolerate him, must leave work to care for her sick son, making it impossible for Melvin to eat breakfast.

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Directed by

James L. Brooks

Written by

Mark Andrus (Screenplay)
James L. Brooks (Screenplay)

Runtime

139 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

A comedy from the heart that goes for the throat.

Cast

Keywords

friendship road trip neighbor waitress gay interest writer single parent dog obsessive compulsive disorder author cowardliness unlikely friendship lone wolf rude obnoxious

Photos

Lists

#140 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role Jack Nicholson

Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score Hans Zimmer

Oscar nomination for Best Picture Kristi Zea