What About Bob

Directed By: Frank Oz Starring: Richard Dreyfuss Bill Murray

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A successful psychiatrist loses his mind after one of his most dependent patients tracks him down during his family vacation.

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Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 40134246
UPC 717951005205
UPC 14 00717951005205
Format DVD
Release Date 4/8/2012
Rating Rating
Keywords
Buddies
Family (General)
Family Interaction
Mental Illness
On-The-Road
Recommended
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Bob Wiley, a walking encyclopedia of psychological troubles, seeks help from an egotistical psychiatrist who promptly takes off for a quiet family vacation. Bob follows in quiet desperation, quickly endearing himself to the doctor's family but slowly driving the doctor completely mad in this excruciatingly funny film starring Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss.
Plot Summary
Summary The day he leaves on a month's vacation, best-selling author and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss) acquires a new patient, the multiphobic Bob Wiley (Bill Murray). Consumed by his fears of germs, enclosed spaces, and other people, Bob tracks Dr. Marvin to his New Hampshire retreat and arrives on his doorstep for treatment. Dr. Marvin's professional but strained advice to "take a vacation from your phobias" is translated by Bob to mean "take a vacation in New Hampshire," and he starts to become a fixture in their home, to Marvin's growing incredulity and rage--especially when his wife and children, charmed by Bob's childlike enthusiasm, start to think Bob is more fun than Marvin. There seems to be only one way to get rid of Bob, and that's to do it permanently. ^Murray and Dreyfuss balance each other perfectly, one growing more sane as the other stumbles toward madness. A quirky family comedy, Frank Oz's WHAT ABOUT BOB? encourages viewers to stop being so straight-laced and start having fun.
Reviews
Rolling Stone "...Expert comic teamwork..." 06/27/1991 p.78
Entertainment Weekly "...[A reminder] that Murray really is the movies' drollest nutjob..." -- Rating: B 12/06/1996 pp.73-5
New York Times "...[Dreyfus and Murray are] fortuitous teaming..."| 05/17/1991 p.C15
Los Angeles Times "...Murray and Dreyfuss have the kind of temperamental oppositeness that great comedy teams thrive on. Just seeing them together is funny..." 05/17/1991 p.F1
Directors
Frank Oz
Actors
Richard Dreyfuss
Bill Murray
Cast & Crew
Bill Murray - Actor
Charlie Korsmo - Actor
Fran Brill - Actor
Julie Hagerty - Actor
Richard Dreyfuss - Actor
Roger Bowen - Actor
Tom Aldrich - Actor
Frank Oz - Director
Michael Ballhaus - Director of Photography
Miles Goodman - Musical Score
Laura Ziskind - Producer
Tom Schulman - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1991
Catalog ID 1836203
UPC 00717951005205
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 99 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
1.85:1
Awards
MTV Award (1992) Bill Murray, Nominee, Best Comedic Performance
Reviews
ReviewSource Washington Post
Review ...Bob rests entirely on Murray's shoulders. But he more than takes the weight. With his twisted lower lip, doleful eyes and trademark deadpan, he exudes an awkward--and funny --vulnerability.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Desson Howe
ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, French, Dubbed
Product Attributes
Actor Dreyfuss,Richard
Label Buena Vista Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Very funny outing...
VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever Murray is at his comedic best...

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