Monday, November 28, 2005

As Good As It Gets...

This is taken from the movie "As Good As It Gets" starring Helen Hunt and Jack Nicholson. Remember this scene in the seafood restaurant? It's one of my favourite in the movie. Such a complicated man. I dont think I would have the patience to deal with someone like Melvin in real life. As we get older, our tolerance level gets lower, kan?

Carol Connelly : Come on in, and try not to ruin everything by being you.

Melvin Udall : I've got a really great compliment for you, and its true.

Carol : I'm so afraid you're about to say something awful.

Melvin : Don't be pessimistic, it's not your style. Anyway, here goes : I've got this, what, ailment. Now, my doctor, this shrink I used to go to all the time, says that in fifty to sixty percent of cases, a pill really helps. I HATE pills, hate them. I'm using the word "hate" about pills. Anyway, my compliment to you is the night after you came over and said that you would never . . . well, you were there, you know what you said. Anyway, the very next morning, I started taking the pills.

Carol : I don't quite get how that's a compliment for me.

Melvin : You make me want to be a better man.

Helen Hunt (Carol) : That's maybe the best compliment of my life.

Jack Nicholson (Melvin) : Well maybe I overshot a little, because I was aiming at just enough to keep you from walking out.


Red Raven said...

What's the best compliment did u ever get?

Cosmic_GurL said...

Hahaha...That i'm pretty just the way I am.

The Squatter said...

i love that movie. one of my favourtie movies of all time.