Sunday, May 1, 2011

Movie Moments: #19

As Good As It Gets (1997)


Receptionist: How do you write women so well?

Melvin Udall: I think of a man, and I take away reason and accountability.


• Melvin Udall’s response to the question about how he writes women is an actual response given by author John Updike when asked the same question.

• The couple Melvin Udall insults in the restaurant at the beginning of the movie are played by Lisa Edelstein and Peter Jacobsen, who would later play Dr Lisa Cuddy and Dr Chris Taub in House MD

• Yeardley Smith, who plays Simon's assistant Jackie Simpson, is best known for being the voice of Lisa Simpson.

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