What About Bob? | EW.com

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What About Bob?The material is thin, but this modest comedy is worth the price of a video rental thanks to two funny guys who are always watchable. Bill Murray...What About Bob?Comedy, Kids and FamilyPT99MPGThe material is thin, but this modest comedy is worth the price of a video rental thanks to two funny guys who are always watchable. Bill Murray...1991-11-01Kathryn ErbeJulie HagertyCharlie KorsmoKathryn Erbe, Julie Hagerty, Charlie KorsmoBuena Vista Pictures
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What About Bob?

Genre: Comedy, Kids and Family; Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Bill Murray, Kathryn Erbe, Julie Hagerty, Charlie Korsmo; Director: Frank Oz; Runtime (in minutes): 99; MPAA Rating: PG; Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

The material is thin, but this modest comedy is worth the price of a video rental thanks to two funny guys who are always watchable. Bill Murray portrays multi-phobic loser Bob, who shows up on the country-home doorstep of his favorite shrink (Richard Dreyfuss), wrecking not only the good doctor’s vacation but also his career, his domestic bliss — essentially, his life. Directed by Frank Oz (Little Shop of Horrors), What About Bob? starts out as a darkly witty twist on psychiatrist-patient relations, but gradually the wit subsides and the story settles into a shallow sitcom groove, on its way to what feels like a tacked-on happy ending. Once you see it coming, stop the tape before the final scene. You’ll wind up with a meaner but more satisfying movie. B