Bob Funk
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A divorced, alcoholic salesman attempts to pull his life together in time to get his old job back and avoid becoming the laughing stock of the company in this midlife crisis comedy starring Michael Leydon Campbell, Rachael Leigh Cook, and Amy Ryan. As if a failing marriage and a serious bout with the bottle aren't troublesome enough, socially challenged salesman Bob Funk (Leydon Campbell) realizes that his life has really hit the skids when he's fired by his own mother (Grace Zabriskie). Now, in order to rejoin the sales force, Bob will have to take stock of his life and meet his… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Looks like a comedy, acts like a comedy and sounds like a comedy, but it isn't funny."
‑ Nathan Lee, New York Times
"Carlisle's film is designed with a certain suburban flatness that at times perfectly reflects Bob's inner deadness, though not his periodic spurts of sarcastic rage."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"The dry, witty first half is far more interesting, even if it's ultimately more amusing than funny."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A solid cast helps this quirky little comedy of existential angst."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"[Bob Funk] insists that we find charm in its protagonist's most odious behavior."
‑ Melissa Anderson, Village Voice
"Movies -- especially inconsequential, earnest comedies like Bob Funk -- about how people achieved their sobriety " are as fascinating as listening to people recount the plot of their dreams."
‑ Melissa Anderson, L.A. Weekly
"Bob Funk is terrifically cast and performed, with some good lines. Shame the story and character development are so cliché and banal."
‑ Ben Walters, Time Out Chicago
"Playing the misogynistic, bar-hopping, impulsive, titular irritant, Campbell's thespy histrionics come off as truly labored."
‑ Adam Keleman, Slant Magazine
"If you can get through the tedious first half of Bob Funk, there's actually a decent little character study waiting on the other side."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"An aggressively unwatchable comedy..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Much like its titular character, the film itself has some serious growing up to do and needs a strong dose of warmth and charisma."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"A showcase for writer/director Craig Carlisle, Bob Funk is a broad, functional contrivance that has its jaunty moments, but doesn't work as a whole."
‑ Mark Keizer, Boxoffice Magazine
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