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映画 - 【恋愛小説家 As Good as It Gets (1997)】英語

恋愛小説家 [Blu-ray]

恋愛小説家 [Blu-ray]


  • Director: James L. Brooks
  • Writers: Mark Andrus (story), Mark Andrus (screenplay), James L. Brooks (screenplay)
  • Stars: Jack Nicholson (Melvin Udall), Helen Hunt (Carol Connelly), Greg Kinnear (Simon Bishop), Cuba Gooding Jr. (Frank Sachs), Skeet Ulrich (Vincent), Shirley Knight (Beverly)


As Good As It Gets - Trailer


load/weight off your mind

  • (人の)不安が取れる、(人の)重荷が下りる
  • when a problem that has been worrying you stops or is dealt with

Ex) I'm so relieved that I don't have to make a speech - it's such a weight off my mind!

SIMON : I found Verdell, Mr. Udall.
MELVIN : Well, that's a load off.


  • 虐待する、悪用する
  • to treat a person or animal badly or cruelly, or to use something in the wrong way

Ex) I never expected that he would abuse the trust I placed in him.

FRANK : Shhhh now. I like Simon. I like him enough to batter you unrecognizable if you verbally abuse him or so much as touch his dog again.
Meanwhile, I'll try and think how you can make this up to him.


  • 出入りを禁じる、閉じ込める
  • to prevent someone from doing something or going somewhere

Ex) Protesters tried to break into the building, but the police barred their way.

CAROL : Bryan says he doesn't care how long you've been coming you ever act like this again you're barred for life.
I'm gonna miss the excitement, but I'll handle it.

drive someone nuts

  • (人)の気を狂わせる[変にさせる]、ひどくイライラさせる
  • = drive someone crazy [angry, crackers, mad, bananas, nuts, bonkers]

SIMON : I usually make such a big deal out of picking models but Carl's so thorough.
I'll bet he drove you nuts checking your references.


too much reality for a Friday night

YOUNG MAN : Too much reality for a Friday night.