As Good as It Gets (1997) Poster

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MPAA Rated PG-13 on appeal for strong language, thematic elements, nudity and a beating

Sex & Nudity

  • A man goes home with a woman after a date and he asks her suggestively where the bedroom is. They make out on couch and he fondles her breasts and runs his tongue along her face.
  • A male prostitute is hired to pose for a painting. Misunderstanding, he manages to take most of his clothes off (part of his backside is visible) before the artist informs him that it's not a nude painting. ("So much for love", the model mumbles to himself.) The model/prostitute strikes a few crude poses.
  • A woman gets soaked from walking in the rain and her nipples are quite visible through her wet top, she notices this and tries to cover herself up
  • A woman declares that she will not sleep with a particular man.
  • A man says that his mother used to pose nude for his painting.
  • A woman is shown from behind wearing only a towel around her waist. Her breasts are briefly glimpsed from the side as well as part of her buttocks. She is also shown lying down fully nude, but with her arms and legs covering any vital areas. A man draws several nude paintings of her.
  • A man asked another man and a woman if they had sex because he saw them kiss.
  • A nude painting is seen on the wall.

Violence & Gore

  • A man is brutally beaten by three thugs. We see him later in the hospital covered with bruises, stitches, and casts, as well as throughout the film in a variety of healed stages.
  • One man physically shoves another man around and threatens him with violence. In another scene a man is knocked over and is nearly punched by another man in anger.


  • 3 uses of fuck
  • Many F-words (one used as an insult) (All used by Helen Hunt's Character). several uses of shit and other obscenities. Several anatomical references, racial and sexual slurs (mostly in reference to homosexuality, i.e. "fag" and "fudge packer"). Bastard is also used.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A brief scene in a bar.
  • A man is seen with a cigarette, but is interrupted before he would start smoking.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There is an intense scene in which a man is brutally beaten by 3 men who are robbing his home.
  • This film have some very intense scenes.

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