• What About Bob? (1991)

What About Bob?

Release Date: January 10th, 1991

DVD Release Date: July 11th, 2000

PG |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

Before going on vacation, self-involved psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss) has the misfortune of taking on a new patient: Bob Wiley (Bill Murray). An exemplar of neediness and a compendium of phobias, Bob follows Marvin to his family's country house. Dr. Marvin tries to get him to leave; the trouble is, everyone love Bob. As his oblivious patient makes himself at home, Dr. Marvin loses his professional composure and, before long, may be ready for the loony bin himself.

Cast: Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Hagerty, Charlie Korsmo, Kathryn Erbe, Tom Aldredge, Susan Willis, Roger Bowen

Director: Frank Oz

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures

Keywords: Hilarious , 1990s , Son , Lighthearted , Family , Madcap , Rivalry , New York City , Wife , Daughter , Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Chicago Tribune

    A broadly played, by-the-numbers comedy that pits your consummate classic nut case against your quintessential screwed-up shrink. [17 May 1991]

  • 50
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    A sentimental comedy about mental illness (complete with a sitcom family), wobbly Bob offers further evidence that Disney itself may be afflicted with encroaching schizophrenia. [17 May 1991]

  • 75
    TV Guide Magazine

    Actors Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss provide the frenzied fun that highlights What About Bob? a wacky slapstick comedy. show more

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