- Information at Internet Movie Database
- Roger Ebert Review, Chicago Sun-Times
- Looking Closer, review by Jeffrey Overstreet, "searching for truth, beauty and meaning in the movies."
- Review, Steve Lansingh, TheFilmForum: Christian Conversation about the Movies.
- Cinema in Focus, a social and spiritual commentary by Hal Conklin and Denny Wayman.
- Review, Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Health - Spiritual Practices for Human Being.
- Jack Nicholson's character in As Good As It Gets.
- Simon Bishop: "The life that I was trying for is gone, and I'm feeling so damn sorry for myself that it's difficult to breathe."
- Carol: "OK, we all have these terrible stories
to get over, and you---"
Melvin: "It's not true. Some have great stories, pretty stories that take place at lakes with boats and friends and noodle salad. Just no one in this car. But, 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 p***ed that so many others had it good."
- Carol: "OK, we all have these terrible stories to get over, and you---"
- Good Samaritan,
- It seems to me that the relationships that develop amongst the characters in "As Good As It Gets" fit the Good Sam story wonderfully. Nicholson's character is firmly established as reprehensible in every way (the Samaritan of their world). He comes upon a couple of people-the gay neighbor beaten half to death and the ill child of a waitress who does not even begin to have the resources to reach the doctors whose expertise might change her child's world-and he responds. He provides the doctor for the child; he takes the beaten man into his own home. He cares. And the world of those touched is changed. Even as he (Nicholson) is still seen as lacking in so many ways. (Joe Piercey)
- In a scene from as Good as It Gets, Helen Hunt's mom is trying to get her to go out on the town with her. Helen Hunt's character has dedicated herself solely to caring for her sick child. Hunt's character fights the mothers suggestion that they go out, and breaks down and talks about her loneliness. (Susan Cochran)