Meanwhile, Bob Wiley is a recluse who is so afraid to leave his own apartment that he has to talk himself out the door. After all,this answer makes a good impression-didn't't several reviews portray Leo Marvin as a negative character? He charmed the staff so Leo had to take him back. Equally effective is Julie Hagarty, the zany stewardess from the Airplane movies as his wife. It could, but it's about to get worse. Wiley is generally wary of new situations, often to an exaggerated extent. His message to his supporters is that greed is good.
This was one of the first Bill Murray films that I saw and still has to be the funniest and most under-rated of Murray's career to date. Less thought of in the film is Richard Dreyfuss. After his first interview with Dr. Once he arrived, he immediately tried to locate Leo: by screaming his name in public. Bob reluctantly boarded a bus, another of his many phobias, and headed for Lake Winnipesaukee, Maine.
Doesn't that raise a couple, if not more than a couple red flags? The film is almost perfect. But Bob isn't going to let Leo enjoy a quiet summer by the lake. I laughed out loud through the entire movie. Of course, all of its grossly exaggerated--as any story would be that deals with a man who drives his own psychiatrist crazy, or at least over the edge, as Murray does. If you never see this movie you will have missed out on something.
The only actor that is funny on occasion is Richard Dreyfuss. Toward the end of the film Bob had a break through while his life was… 477 Words 2 Pages Are You, Guilty by Suspicion? Tom Schulman best known for writing Dead Poets Society 1989 and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids 1989 , penned the script for this comedy with the legendary Frank Oz directing. Bob cleverly tracks down Dr. As boring as this would sound to the average teenager, I actually liked it. This movie is definitive proof of Bill Murray's loopy charm. It is witty, entertaining, delivers loads of laughs and is good clean fun. Even though Bob was fearful and apprehensive, he moved beyond his own stuff that had previously shut him down.
But it is Bob's relationship with Siggy, Leo's son, that is the sweetest unfolding - and is the main cause of friction with Leo. The music however, composed by Miles Goodman is alright, although it does sound very close to that of his more popular score a year later from The Muppet Christmas Carol 1992. But Murray and Dreyfuss are and not to belabor a point here but. He didn't want it to ruin his vacation. Murray is wisecracking and funny as usual, clearly having a good time as the phobia-laden guy who cites the reason for his divorce as : There are some people in the world who like Neil Diamond, and there are some who dont. As the doctor slowly freaks out and loses his cool on an ever-growing basis, Dreyfuss shows himself to be an expert at the slow burn, which he masters all the way through this movie. Bob is afraid of everything, especially germs.
And believe me, he is not someone you would want to be guest interviewing with. With that Bill Murray comes off as more obnoxious than anything else. Totally brilliant premise, that is very well executed. The movie What About Bob? Also in the cast: Julie Hagerty, the cutie from Airplane! I thoroughly enjoyed this movie the first time I saw it, laughing most of the way. Marvin, who is thrilled - not. Leo was anything but pleased to see Bob. Sometimes the humor was a bit too silly, and Bill Murray has been overdoing it from time to time - and I still needed to laugh my butt off.
The interview scene is in my opinion, one of the all time classic comedy moments, and director Frank Oz just nails it. Having never had a patient like Bob, I guess it was pretty easy for me to laugh at the whole thing! I love this movie because of the great interactions between Richard Dreyfus and Bill Murray. From 1991, What About Bob? Bob tried unsuccessfully to make Leo look good, but instead he upstaged him. You would never have thought that a guy that voiced a muppet could make such a funny, heart-felt and touching comedy. Marvin is shocked and a little disturbed to see him, especially because he's due to appear on Good Morning, America and has been practicing what he will say and doesn't want any problems.
All has been there before, and was copied again and again afterward. But the real salt in the open wound was that Bob met Leo's sister Lily and the two just hit it off, so they decided to get married. Marvin is going on vacation. Marvin heard of Leo's alleged suicide, he was saddened. But the bio fails to mention his prior career as a precocious actor who starred in movies with Murray and Warren Beatty. The only downfall, is that it gets a little silly toward the end. But as a comedy, this movie totally did what it was supposed to do.
The movie is shot as if it were a documentary. Redemption comes in the form of a derelict, ex-history professor named Parry whose wife was one of those killed by the sniper. Could live be any better? Leo gave Bob the book to read while Leo was on vacation. He's a lovable enough guy, though, who talks to his goldfish and has an otherwise amiable disposition. Okay, so, this is one movie I never grow tired of.