Check out Bill Murray being Awesome in “What About Bob”!
I was wasting time at work and found this Classic Bill Murray Movie on Youtube today, and I thought “I remember watching this movie when I was a Kid!” It takes me back, this was one of the movies that was aired on TV and we recorded it on VHS (Talk about being Old). When I was growing up in rural Alberta Canada we only had 3 TV stations to watch, so when there was a good movie on we recorded it to watch when there was nothing good to watch.
Bill Murray is one of those Actors that has always made people laugh and he has been in the limelight since before I was even born so watching one of his movies is like taking a time machine back to memories of my youth. Sure the old movies are Dated but they are just so fun to watch! One thing that I like about watching older movies is that even if you weren’t alive when the movie was made it records a slice of history, a way of life, the way things used to be. If you were alive then the movies bring back memories
What About Bob is one of the BEST movies from Classic Bill Murray! I am so happy that I came across it! Here is a write up on IMDb
Doctor Leo Marvin, an egotistical psychiatrist in New York City, is looking forward to his forthcoming appearance on a “Good Morning America” telecast during which he plans to brag about Baby Steps, his new book about emotional disorder theories in which he details his philosophy of treating mental patients and their phobias. Meanwhile, Bob Wiley is a recluse who is so afraid to leave his own apartment that he has to talk himself out the door. When Bob is pawned off on Leo by a psychiatrist colleague, Bob becomes attached to Leo. Leo finds Bob extremely annoying. When Leo accompanies his wife Fay, his daughter Anna, and his son Siggy to a peaceful New Hampshire lakeside cottage for a month-long vacation, Leo thinks he’s been freed from Bob. Leo expects to mesmerize his family with his prowess as a brilliant husband and remarkable father who knows all there is to know about instructing his wife and raising his kids. But Bob isn’t going to let Leo enjoy a quiet summer by the lake. By cleverly tricking the telephone operator at the doctor’s exchange, Bob discovers the whereabouts of Leo and his family. Despite his phobia about traveling alone, Bob somehow manages to talk himself onto a bus, and he arrives in New Hampshire. Leo’s vacation comes to a screeching halt the moment he sees Bob. With his witty personality and good sense of humor, Bob quickly becomes an annoyance to Leo, but not to Fay, Anna, and Siggy, because they think Bob is fun while Leo is dull. Fearing that he’s losing his family to Bob, Leo frantically tries to find a way to make Bob go back to New York, and it’s not as easy as Leo had hoped. Leo finds himself stepping outside the law to try to get Bob to stay away from Fay, Anna, and Siggy — Leo slowly goes berserk, and makes plans to kill Bob. Written by Todd Baldridge