History Film / WhatAboutBob

21st Jun '16 7:53:22 PM Ma35tro
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* BreakTheHaughty: At the beginning of the film, Leo is confident to the point of arrogance about his new book and the television appearance it has netted him, and is planning on spending the summer showing off how brilliant he is to his family and anyone else who will listen. By the end of the film, Bob's persistence in trying to get Leo to help him deal with his problems (despite Leo's many attempts to get rid of him) and his accidental success in helping Leo's family deal with their problems have rendered him catatonic. the irony is that Leo's immediate assessment of Bob was entirely correct, "Baby Steps" method actually worked like a charm on Bob (even if this is due to something of a placebo effect) leading to immediate improvement that only got better with time.

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* BreakTheHaughty: At the beginning of the film, Leo is confident to the point of arrogance about his new book and the television appearance it has netted him, and is planning on spending the summer showing off how brilliant he is to his family and anyone else who will listen. By the end of the film, Bob's persistence in trying to get Leo to help him deal with his problems (despite Leo's many attempts to get rid of him) and his accidental success in helping Leo's family deal with their problems have rendered him catatonic. the The irony is that Leo's immediate assessment of Bob was entirely correct, "Baby Steps" method actually worked like a charm on Bob (even if this is due to something of a placebo effect) leading to immediate improvement that only got better with time.
18th Jun '16 11:11:09 AM sparkles38
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* BigBrotherWorship: Sigmund's feelings towards Bob, who develops a strong bond with the Marvins.

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* BigBrotherWorship: Sigmund's Siggy's feelings towards Bob, who develops a strong bond with the Marvins.
18th Jun '16 10:33:15 AM sparkles38
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* BigBrotherWorship: Sigmund's feelings towards Bob, who develops a strong bond with the Marvins.
12th Jun '16 3:18:12 AM DoctorNemesis
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* MadeOutToBeAJerkass: Apparently, everyone perceives Dr. Marvin as rude and irrational (his own family inclusive) because he doesn't show kindness nor hospitality to the deranged stalker who weasels his way into the doctor's abode and then becomes [[TheThingThatWouldNotLeave the pest of a guest who just won't leave]].

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* MadeOutToBeAJerkass: Apparently, everyone perceives Dr. Marvin as rude and irrational (his own family inclusive) because he doesn't show kindness nor hospitality to the deranged stalker who weasels his way into the doctor's abode and then becomes [[TheThingThatWouldNotLeave the pest of a guest who just won't leave]]. That said, the movie does make it pretty clear that most of the other characters have plenty of genuine experience of Dr. Marvin being a jerk to them.
30th Apr '16 11:20:14 AM amphiboly
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* JerkassHasAPoint: It's not hard to see why Leo is so upset at Bob's presence. He's trying to get away from his work, for one, and Bob's behavior is not only inappropriate but of the sort likely to get you landed in jail (or, at the very least, have a restraining order issued against you) if you tried it in real life. Moreover, having every member of his family refuse to take his side on the issue, turning him into the bad guy in the process, only adds to the frustration. Ever known a really annoying guy who keeps trying to hit on your girlfriend (even right in front of you), and you gradually become more and more pissed off, making you into the bad guy for being jealous? That's pretty much what it feels like.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: It's not hard to see why Leo is so upset at Bob's presence. He's trying to get away from his work, for one, and Bob's behavior is not only inappropriate but of the sort likely to get you landed in jail (or, at the very least, have a restraining order issued against you) if you tried it in real life. Moreover, having every member of his family refuse to take his side on the issue, turning him into the bad guy in the process, only adds to the frustration. Ever known a really annoying guy who keeps trying to hit on your girlfriend (even right in front of you), and you gradually become more and more pissed off, [[MadeOutToBeAJerkass making you into the bad guy for being jealous? jealous]]? That's pretty much what it feels like.
30th Apr '16 2:37:58 AM Mdumas43073
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A 1991 film starring Creator/BillMurray and Creator/RichardDreyfuss.

Dr. Leo Marvin is a successful therapist with a best-selling book out and a gig with a morning show scheduled. He is also [[DrJerk very]] [[SmallNameBigEgo arrogant]].

He takes on one appointment with a patient, Bob, who has been transferred from therapist to therapist. Bob has pantophobia -- he's afraid of everything. Dr. Marvin encourages a first-name basis, as therapists do, and recommends his book to Bob.

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A 1991 comedy film directed by Creator/FrankOz, starring Creator/BillMurray and Creator/RichardDreyfuss.

Dr. Leo Marvin (Dreyfuss) is a successful therapist with a best-selling book out and a gig with a morning show scheduled. He is also [[DrJerk very]] [[SmallNameBigEgo arrogant]].

He takes on one an appointment with a patient, Bob, Bob Wiley (Murray), who has been transferred from therapist to therapist. Bob has pantophobia -- he's afraid of everything. Dr. Marvin encourages a first-name basis, as therapists do, and recommends his book to Bob.
27th Apr '16 1:39:08 PM arsepoetica
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* DrJerk: For a therapist, Dr. Marvin seems to have a staggering lack of compassion not just for his patients but for his own family, exemplified by his almost casual reaction to the news of Bob's (fake) suicide.

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* DrJerk: For a therapist, Dr. Marvin seems to have a staggering lack of compassion not just for his patients but for his own family, exemplified by his almost casual reaction to the news of Bob's (fake) suicide. In fact, the only real motivation he seems to have in helping ''anyone'' is his own ego-gratification. The only person to whom he shows any genuine affection is his sister (of whom he is ''very'' protective). Make of that what you will, considering the overt Freudian theme in this movie.
4th Mar '16 12:14:09 AM arsepoetica
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* BreakTheHaughty: At the beginning of the film, Leo is confident to the point of arrogance about his new book and the television appearance it has netted him, and is planning on spending the summer showing off how brilliant he is to his family and anyone else who will listen. By the end of the film, Bob's persistence in trying to get Leo to help him deal with his problems (despite Leo's many attempts to get rid of him) and his accidental success in helping Leo's family deal with their problems have rendered him catatonic.

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* BreakTheHaughty: At the beginning of the film, Leo is confident to the point of arrogance about his new book and the television appearance it has netted him, and is planning on spending the summer showing off how brilliant he is to his family and anyone else who will listen. By the end of the film, Bob's persistence in trying to get Leo to help him deal with his problems (despite Leo's many attempts to get rid of him) and his accidental success in helping Leo's family deal with their problems have rendered him catatonic. the irony is that Leo's immediate assessment of Bob was entirely correct, "Baby Steps" method actually worked like a charm on Bob (even if this is due to something of a placebo effect) leading to immediate improvement that only got better with time.


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* JerkassHasAPoint: It's not hard to see why Leo is so upset at Bob's presence. He's trying to get away from his work, for one, and Bob's behavior is not only inappropriate but of the sort likely to get you landed in jail (or, at the very least, have a restraining order issued against you) if you tried it in real life. Moreover, having every member of his family refuse to take his side on the issue, turning him into the bad guy in the process, only adds to the frustration. Ever known a really annoying guy who keeps trying to hit on your girlfriend (even right in front of you), and you gradually become more and more pissed off, making you into the bad guy for being jealous? That's pretty much what it feels like.
2nd Mar '16 3:52:17 PM amphiboly
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Apparently the moral of the film is that you must treat your stalker with the utmost respect and hospitality, especially when your family invites him to dinner and welcomes the idea that he linger there for the rest of what is supposed to be your family vacation, because at the end of the day, he is a good person with good intentions who deserves 100% positive recognition because of that, notwithstanding how much he drives you crazy.
2nd Mar '16 3:51:43 PM amphiboly
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Apparently the moral of the film is that you must treat your stalker with the utmost respect and hospitality, especially when your family invites him to dinner and welcomes the idea that he linger there for the rest of what is supposed to be your family vacation, because at the end of the day, he is a good person with good intentions who deserves 100% positive recognition because of that, notwithstanding how much he drives you crazy.
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