Wednesday, April 25, 2012

V is for Verdell

Welcome to the A to Z Blogging Challenge where I will post on a word
featuring a different letter of the alphabet each day of the month of April.
My theme for this challenge is Animals on TV and Film.

Verdell - "As Good as it Gets"

THE STORY: A humorous, yet profound tale of three New Yorkers whose lives connect -- Melvin, a best-selling novelist with OCD; Carol, a single mom and waitress with a sick child; and Simon, a gay artist. 

ABOUT VERDELL: Verdell is Simon's Brussels Griffon. When Simon ends up in the hospital after a brutal beating, Verdell stays with Melvin, who doesn't like the dog at all. But over time, Melvin and Verdell become best buddies. Bacon plays an important part in the relationship. When Simon comes home, poor Verdell is torn between his loyalty to Simon and his new friend Melvin. 

Do you like bacon?


  1. I love bacon. I own this movie, and Verdell was one of the reasons. I'd love to have an amazing dog like that! Cupcakes, eh? Are you a fan of cupcake wars? Looks like the challenge has gone well for you! Congrats and hope to see you again next year.
    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-Host of the April A to Z Challenge
    Twitter: @AprilA2Z #atozchallenge

  2. This movie helped me understand my own OCD, undiagnosed at the time. I thought the gritty truth of the story under the comedy was incredibly moving.

  3. Tina: I agree. Verdell rocks! Yes, I love cupcake wars. It inspires me. Everytime I watch I want to bake cupcakes! Happy blogging!

  4. Leslie: The story of these characters really came across in a powerful way. A brilliant film on all levels.

  5. This was a very good movie, and Verdell was splendid in it.

    I do not like bacon.

    I LOVE BACON!!!!

  6. Verdell is so cute, I just love him in the movie. I like bacon, but only if it's crispy to the point of being burnt, so I almost never order it out, sine most places don't seem to want to burn it.

    Dropping by from A to Z; it's nice to meet you.