Film of the day: As Good As It Gets

Jack Nicholson in As Good As It Gets

Jack Nicholson stars in this comedy as curmudgeonly writer who is controlled by his chronic OCD and social incompetence. His is an ordered world centred totally on himself but that rigid simplicity is about to be dismantled by his attraction to a waitress (Helen Hunt) and the brutal queer-bashing of his neighbour (Greg Kinnear).

The film leaves political correctness with the opening titles and manages to get laughs with lines that will make you wince they are so near the knuckle. It’s dated but good fun none the less.

As Good As It Gets – Tuesday at 9.00pm on Sony Channel.