What About Bob?

What About Bob?

What About Bob?

Black comedy from director Frank Oz and star Bill Murray. Before going on vacation, self-involved psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfus) has the misfortune of taking on a new patient: Bob Wiley (Murray). An exemplar of neediness and a compendium of phobias, Bob follows Marvin to his family's country house. Dr. Marvin tries to get him to leave; the trouble is, everyone loves Bob. As his oblivious patient makes himself at home, Dr. Marvin loses his professional composure and, before long, may be ready for the loony bin himself.

1991Rating: PG100 minsUSA
ComedyClassic

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What About Bob? / Reviews

Time Out

Time Out

With Dreyfuss and Murray on top form, not even the familiar plotline -- uptight rich person meets free-wheeling poor person and learns about life -- can prevent this lunatic comedy from being funny.

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Variety

Variety

Bill Murray finds a real showcase for his oft-shackled talent in this manic comedy.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Murray, with his curious blend of pathos and aggressiveness, is terrific, and so is an acutely uptight Dreyfuss, never once copping a plea for our sympathy.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Murray and Dreyfuss play off each other to their maximum advantage: Murray does what he does best, to shine-on and ultimately destroy authority figures, while Dreyfuss' portrayal of the runty doctor is splendidly Napoleonic.

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