- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 23, 2009
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: Magnolia
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Screen Format Note: Widescreen 16:9
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - Spanish
- Additional Release Material:
- Director's Commentary
- Funk Foam And Futon Short
- Stills Gallery
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Variety - 02/26/2009
"[An] anything-goes manner appears to guide writer-director Craig Carlisle's patchwork comedy about a bitter, caustic and very drunk futon salesman who barely avoids self-destruction....[The cast is] chockfull with talent..."
Bob Funk (Michael Leydon Campbell) is not a likable man. When he's not spewing rude remarks at women, his coworkers, or customers at his job, he's sucking down cocktails at a local bar, eager to take home someone several years his junior. Soon his bad behavior causes his boss (who also happens to be his mother) to demote him, and his drinking gets out of control. But will the presence of the gorgeous Miss Thorne (Rachel Leigh Cook), cause him to straighten--and sober--up' BOB FUNK also stars Grace Zabriskie, Amy Ryan, Eddie Jemison, and Stephen Root.
Meet Bob Funk (Michael Leydon Campbell), an outspoken, crass and seemingly reprehensible Generation X-er with serious ex-wife and family issues and no clue how to be either sober or human in his own skin. To get through the day, Bob drinks exorbitantly, lives one one-night-stand to the next, slacks through work, disobeys orders and is barely tolerated by those who know him. And he just doesn't give a damn.
Bob's life takes a turn, though, when Ms. Thorne (Rachel Leigh Cook, She's All That, Josie and the Pussycats, Nancy Drew), an attractive young executive, joins the family company run by his mother and becomes the object of his affection. Fed up with her son's sexist and politically incorrect behavior, Mom (Grace Zabriskie, HBO's Big Love) fires Bob, insisting that the only way for him to redeem himself is to see a female psychiatrist (2007 Academy-Award nominee Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone, The Office, Changeling), report to new boss Ms. Thorne and quit drinking.
Bob's perspective on his own life and personal setbacks begins to change, making him realize there may be more to life than sex and booze. But this is Bob Funk. Can he actually make friends, be polite and treat women with respect while remaining sober and holding down a steady job' Anything is possible …