WHAT ABOUT BOB? (1991 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.9|5.0 Starsìììì

What About Bob?—This is a ‘Best, Peak-of-their-Career’ work for both Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss. The comedic timing is perfect. The script is outstanding. The film is perfect from beginning to end.

Storyline

Bob Wiley (Bill Murray) becomes a newly transferred patient to psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss) just before Dr. Marvin leaves for a month long, family vacation. Dr. Marvin suggests that Bob read Dr. Leo’s newly published book “Baby Steps” and sends Bob ‘baby stepping’ right out the door of his office with the understanding that treatment will begin after Dr. Marvin returns from vacation. But, Bob has better plans for treatment than just reading a book.

Additional Thanks

Best Work for Director Frank Oz. Thank you to Producer Laura Ziskin for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Fay Marvin (Julie Hagerty), Sigmund ‘Siggy Marvin (Charlie Korsmo), Anna Marvin (Kathryn Erbe), Mr. Guttman (Tom Aldredge), Mrs. Guttman (Susan Willis), Phil (Roger Bowen), Lily Marvin (Fran Brill), Carswell Fensterwald, M.D. (Brian Reddy), Dr. Catherine Tomsky (Doris Belack), and Marie Grady (Melinda Mullins).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Wow! Director Frank Oz did a fantastic job directing this movie! It is a winner from the get-go.

Ben Meyers

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