What About Bob?

What About Bob?
What About Bob?
  • PG
  • 1h 39m
  • 1991
Certified Fresh84%
Common Sense Media Iconage 12+
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Comic wizard Bill Murray teams up with Academy Award(R)-winner Richard Dreyfuss 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!
© 1991 Touchstone Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh84%
Critics Consensus: Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss' chemistry helps make the most of a familiar yet durable premise, elevating What About Bob? into the upper ranks of '90s comedies.
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Variety
Fresh

Bill Murray finds a real showcase for his oft-shackled talent in this manic comedy.

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Fresh

With Dreyfuss and Murray on top form, not even the familiar plotline -- uptight rich person meets...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media Iconage 12+
Common Sense Says
Appealingly silly romp for kids and adults.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie contains a mild amount of profanity, much of it delivered in scenes mocking Tourette's Syndrome. The profanity is silly, with insults like "testicle head" and "barf-breathed douche mouth" predominating; nonetheless, it may be too much for some kids and parents. The movie also makes light of serious mental health issues such as paranoia and agoraphobia and features a main character who's essentially a stalker, though this is presented humorously. Some cartoonish violence occurs near the end; for instance, one character hangs explosives on another and threatens to blow him up.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:May 17, 1991
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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