What About Bob? [DVD] [1991]

  • SKU: 3950022
  • Release Date: 07/11/2000
  • Rating: PG
  • 4.5 (35)
Frank Oz's comedy about a needy psychiatric patient comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. The only extra feature is the original theatrical trailer. This release is sure to please fans of this film -- there is a small cult following around it -- but those that were immune to its charms during its theatrical release are not likely to be won over by this average DVD.
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Overall Customer Rating:
4.5
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (35 out of 35)

Special Features

  • Original theatrical trailer
  • French-language track
  • 2.0 Dolby Surround
  • Widescreen [1.85:1]
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

What About Bob?
In this comedy about a doctor-patient relationship pushed way beyond the office, Bill Murray plays Bob Wiley, a neurotic New Yorker struggling with a whirlwind of paralyzing phobias. When an exasperated colleague pawns the handful off on Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss), the psychologist has no idea his last appointment will follow him north to New Hampshire on a month's vacation. Bob takes to Dr. Marvin's latest book like no therapy before it, so the well-meaning pest tracks Marvin down at his lakeside summer home to further discuss his problems. But Marvin, preparing for an interview on Good Morning America and a few weeks of R and R, views Bob's stalking as highly inappropriate, and demands he return to New York. But Bob can't take even the strongest hint, and sets up camp with a neighbor to indulge in his own "vacation" -- from his problems. Meanwhile, Marvin's son Sigmund (Charlie Korsmo), daughter Anna (Catherine Erbe), and wife Fay (Julie Hagerty) take to Bob's loopy charm, which Marvin views as an irritating threat. Marvin's temperature rises as Bob insinuates his way into the family, helping Sigmund learn to dive and counseling the previously ignored Anna. As Bob's stock continues to rise, and his to plummet, Marvin becomes increasingly unhinged as the minutes tick down to the interview. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Bill Murray
    Bill Murray - Bob Wiley
  • Richard Dreyfuss
    Richard Dreyfuss - Dr. Leo Marvin
  • Julie Hagerty
    Julie Hagerty - Fay Marvin
  • Charlie Korsmo
    Charlie Korsmo - Siggy Marvin
  • Kathryn Erbe
    Kathryn Erbe - Anna Marvin

Overall Customer Rating

4.5 out of 54.5
35 Reviews
100%of customers recommend this product.

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