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As Good As It Gets --Plot Summary-- Melvin Udall is a homophobic bitter lonely man He spends his days in the confinement of his own apartment writing novels Each morning he follows a routine from sitting in the same seat at the restaurant to demanding Carol to be his waitress and even scaring away those who may be sitting in his spot when he arrives It isnt until his homosexual neighbour Simon is brutally beaten and hospitalized that Melvin learns to love As he is forced to take care of Simons dog Melvin grows attached to the little animal and learns to care for someone other than himself This poses a problem when Simon returns and wishes to take his dog home However it seems as though the dog has grown as attached to Melvin as he has to it Melvins world is turned upside down when Carol does not show up for work one morning Melvin being his usual vulgar self is kicked out of the restaurant throwing off his entire routine He decides to visit Carols home in order to get back on track with his schedule and finds that Carols son Spencer is ill Melvin speaks with one of his few acquaintances a doctor and has him go and take care of Spencer offering to pay for the medical bill so that Carol may return to her job and he may return to his routine In the meantime Simon finds out that he is broke because of his costly medical bills He is forced to fire his housekeeper and as he is in a wheelchair asks Melvin to walk his dog Carol returns back to work but Melvins routine is disrupted yet again when Simons art dealer Frank asks him to drive Simon to Baltimore Simon plans to solicit financial help from his estranged parents Melvin agrees to help but believes that he cannot survive the trip alone so
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