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In Frank Oz's wildly funny comedy What About Bob?, Bill Murray plays Bob, a overwhelmingly neurotic patient who follows his stuffy psychiatrist, Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss), and his family on vacation. While his family takes a liking to Bob, Leo grows increasingly frustrated with his patient's antics and repeatedly tries to get Bob to leave him alone and go home. Both Murray and Dreyfuss give excellent performances, and while the script is frequently silly, the move never quite sinks into the ridiculous.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Murray, with his curious blend of pathos and aggressiveness, is terrific, and so is an acutely uptight Dreyfuss, never once copping a plea for our sympathy."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"With Dreyfuss and Murray on top form, not even the familiar plotline -- uptight rich person meets free-wheeling poor person and learns about life -- can prevent this lunatic comedy from being funny."
‑ , Time Out
"Appealingly silly romp for kids and adults."
‑ Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
"Murray nicely shelves his wise-guy persona in a winning comedy."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Quirky, wild comedy doings with Bill Murray over the top."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"This cruel but effective black comedy violates credibility at almost every turn, but the concept itself is so strong hat it winds up working pretty well anyway."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Somehow, Mr. Dreyfuss maintains his sound comic timing even when Frank Oz's antic direction calls for hand-waving hysteria."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Its less is more approach makes for a brilliantly constructed plot in which Murray becomes more and more obnoxious and Dreyfuss is gradually driven to distraction by his eccentric little ways."
‑ , Film4
"A delightful annoying-person comedy made even more amusing by the fact that Murray and Dreyfuss couldn't stand one another in real life."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, FulvueDrive-in.com
"Boomers being really charming and funny."
‑ Gregory Weinkauf, New Times
"Bill Murray finds a real showcase for his oft-shackled talent in this manic comedy."
‑ , Variety
"With his twisted lower lip, doleful eyes and trademark deadpan, [Murray] exudes an awkward -- and funny -- vulnerability."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"A modern-day comedy in the grand tradition of the best screwball comedies of the late 1930s and early 40s."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Dreyfuss e Murray estabelecem uma boa dinâmica nesta comédia irregular, mas agradável."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Pleasant comedy with droll Murray"
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
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