Bob, Verushka, and the Pursuit of Happiness
Bob, Verushka, and the Pursuit of Happiness (2000)

American independent filmmaker Roger Stigliano directs the low-budget romantic comedy Bob, Verushka & the Pursuit of Happiness, originally shot on 16 mm. Bob Friends (played by co-writer Michael Waite) is a thirtysomething salesman who… More

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Genre: Comedy
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Ned Martel
New York Times

Happiness involves a warm gun in a cross-cultural clunker.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Tries to be a new Something Wild; ends up being tamer than tame.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

An endearing screwball comedy that brings to mind Jonathan Demme's Something Wild.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Though it seems cruel to disparage a scrappy little independent picture that actually has some ideas but a story about the allure of American consumerism demands a seductive gloss that Stigliano can't deliver.

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Akiva Gottlieb
Village Voice

While Waite's deadpan delivery eases the torture, Stigliano's micro-budget film plays like a preachy relic of the Gorbachev era.

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Merle Bertrand
Film Threat

Delightfully goofy.

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