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What About Bob?

  • Film

Time Out says

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. Ideally cast and perfectly matched as an anal-retentive shrink and his multi-phobic patient, the stars generate laughs a-plenty. As the author of a bestselling self-help manual, Dr Leo Marvin (Dreyfuss) should have no trouble coping with a deeply dependent patient who follows him to his lakeside holiday home. But Bob (Murray) fails to heed Leo's professional advice and wreaks havoc in Leo's messed-up family, liberating them from their neuroses. Leo's reaction is neither grateful nor rational... Occasionally, something dark and disturbing threatens to rise to the surface, but this being a formulaic comedy, the ripples caused by Bob's anarchic antics soon give way to the flat calm of normality.
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Release Details

  • Duration:99 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Frank Oz
  • Screenwriter:Tom Schulman
  • Cast:
    • Bill Murray
    • Richard Dreyfuss
    • Julie Hagerty
    • Charlie Korsmo
    • Kathryn Erbe
    • Tom Aldredge
    • Susan Willis
    • Roger Bowen
    • Fran Brill
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