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What About Bob

What About Bob
Starring:
Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss and Julie Haggerty


Rated: PG 
Reviewed by: Frank and Chris  
Release date: May 17, 1991

Could a perfectly sane person be driven crazy by a neurotic man who has more phobias than Carter has little liver pills? Bill Murray plays Bob Wiley, a new patient of psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss). Bob has one introductory session before Dr. Marvin leaves for a month-long vacation in New Hampshire. With just the Doctor's newly published self-help book for comfort and unable to cope by himself, Bob takes off in search of Dr. Marvin's vacation home.

Dr. Marvin's wife (Julie Haggerty) and two children find Bob charming and funny, but the Doctor is being driven bonkers by Bob's many quirks.

Murray is very likable as the innocent Bob, who hates being alone, and Dreyfuss is marvelous as the once-in-control doctor, who now contemplates murder (he calls it "death therapy"). This is a funny film, whose script doesn't hold many surprises, but the performances of the talented actors make it great fun.

  Frank Chris Jim Nina Sam Howard Jennifer Kathleen  Avg. 
What About Bob  B+   B+                     B+ 

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