What About Bob? PG

Bob's a special kind of friend. The kind that drives you crazy!
What About Bob?
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: July 11, 2000
  • Originally Released: 1991
  • Label: Walt Disney Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Single Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround - English
    • Dolby Digital Surround - French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Access
    • Interactive Menus

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh84%

Total Count: 43


User Ratings: 119,183
Murray and Dreyfuss play off each other to their maximum advantage: Murray does what he does best, to shine-on and ultimately destroy authority figures, while Dreyfuss' portrayal of the runty doctor is splendidly Napoleonic. Full Review
Hollywood Reporter
May 21, 2018
Its less is more approach makes for a brilliantly constructed plot in which Murray becomes more and more obnoxious and Dreyfuss is gradually driven to distraction by his eccentric little ways. Full Review
Oct 5, 2008
Rating: 4/5 -- Appealingly silly romp for kids and adults. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Jan 2, 2011
Rating: 4/5 -- Essentially a two-man comedy riff, of the sort we see less and less at the movies. Full Review
Dec 29, 2015
...Expert comic teamwork...
Rolling Stone
Jun 27, 1991
...[Dreyfus and Murray are] fortuitous teaming...
New York Times
May 17, 1991
Rating: 2.5/4 -- ...an affable endeavor that isn't quite the comedy classic one might've anticipated. Full Review
Reel Film Reviews
Nov 4, 2017

Product Description:

Bob Wiley, a walking encyclopedia of psychological troubles, seeks help from an egotistical psychiatrist who promptly takes off for a quiet family vacation. Bob follows in quiet desperation, quickly endearing himself to the doctor's family but slowly driving the doctor completely mad in this excruciatingly funny film starring Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss.

Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment:

What About Bob'
Comic wizard Bill Murray (CRADLE WILL ROCK, RUSHMORE) teams up with Academy Award(R)-winner Richard Dreyfuss teams up with (Best Actor, 1978, THE GOODBYE GIRL; MR. HOLLAND'S OPUS) in an outrageously wild comedy that's sure to drive you off the deep end! Murray plays Bob Wiley, a troubled but lovable therapy patient who fears everything! After seeking help from noted psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin (Dreyfuss), Bob feels revived. But when the good doctor skips town to go on a quiet family vacation, Bob, afraid of being alone, follows -- showing up unexpectedly at the therapist's lakeside retreat. That's when the fun really begins! Bob innocently becomes the houseguest who just won't leave -- endearing himself to the other family members ... and, in the end, driving the stressed-out shrink absolutely crazy!

Plot Synopsis:

The day he leaves on a month's vacation, best-selling author and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss) acquires a new patient, the multiphobic Bob Wiley (Bill Murray). Consumed by his fears of germs, enclosed spaces, and other people, Bob tracks Dr. Marvin to his New Hampshire retreat and arrives on his doorstep for treatment. Dr. Marvin's professional but strained advice to "take a vacation from your phobias" is translated by Bob to mean "take a vacation in New Hampshire," and he starts to become a fixture in their home, to Marvin's growing incredulity and rage--especially when his wife and children, charmed by Bob's childlike enthusiasm, start to think Bob is more fun than Marvin. There seems to be only one way to get rid of Bob, and that's to do it permanently.
Murray and Dreyfuss balance each other perfectly, one growing more sane as the other stumbles toward madness. A quirky family comedy, Frank Oz's WHAT ABOUT BOB' encourages viewers to stop being so straight-laced and start having fun.


Production Notes:

  • Though they gave the role of Dr. Leo Marvin to Richard Dreyfuss, filmmakers originally discussed Woody Allen for the part.
  • "Is this a bad time'"--neurotic patient Bob Wiley (Bill Murray) to psychiatrist Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss), after he crashes Marvin's New Hampshire retreat
  • "It's as important for me to see you dive as it is for me to appear on GOOD MORNING AMERICA."--Dr. Marvin to his son, Siggy, who is afraid of diving into the lake near their summer retreat
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 375
  • UPC: 717951005205
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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