What About Bob? (1991)


A successful psychotherapist loses his mind after one of his most dependent patients, a manipulative, obsessively compulsive narcissist, tracks him down during his family vacation. (IMDb)
The character dynamic at the core of this film is comedic gold: A severely anxious patient (the fantastic Murray’s endearingly naive Bob) obtains a new psychiatrist (Dreyfuss’ high-strung Leo) and clambers for attention while all the doc wants to do is get rid of him so he can enjoy his vacation. As the patient persists (and improves) in blissful ignorance, the doc goes crazy. It’s a plot that reaches preposterous proportions (“Death Therapy, Bob!”) but never loses its original character humour.
7.5/10 (Really Good)

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