Classic movie review: What About Bob?
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Not many movies can rival the humor in the film What About Bob. The director, Frank Oz, has done a marvelous job in the creation of this movie.
It starts off with Bob Wiley (Bill Murray) going to see a psychologist since he is having mental trouble. The psychologist, Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss), is about to go on vacation and doesn’t want to be kept waiting. During the session, Leo gives Bob a goal to follow so that Bob can be on his way.
The next day Bob is having trouble again and doesn’t know where Leo went on vacation so he can’t contact him. Bob realizes the only way to get to Leo is to fake his death and act as a police investigator to find out where Leo went on vacation.
Bob’s plan works, and is on his way to find Leo. As he arrives at his destination he gets out of the bus and starts yelling for Leo. Leo hears him yelling and frantically rushes his family to his car to avoid Bob. His idea is quickly countered as Bob sees him and rushes to him.
The interactions between Bob and Leo Marvin made this film an enjoyment to my experience. There was a tension between Bob and Leo that kept becoming more and more strained throughout the film. Bob would usually leave Leo and immediately come back to irritate him.
I would rate this at a 4.5 out of 5 due to the fact that even though the movie flowed smoothly there were some scenes that could have been reworked to make the film better. Not many other films today can rival the classic humor that What About Bob brings. The jokes that were created in this film go along with the story and make it what it is. Comedies in this era will only poke fun in a couple areas or have one liners to catch the audience.
If you want to see a movie that will make you laugh even after you watch it, What About Bob is a great choice. This film will keep your interest high throughout its entire length.