History Film / WhatAboutBob

15th Feb '17 1:31:17 PM marbehraglaim
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* ClingyMacGuffin: Bob is a sort of human example.
6th Jan '17 10:40:59 PM acg452
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* DistinctionWithoutADifference: While being tied to a tree stump, Bob asks the following
---> '''Bob''': Are you gonna kill me?
---> '''Leo''': I'm not gonna kill you Bob, I don't think I could kill anyone. I ''am'' gonna blow you up.
17th Nov '16 4:53:38 PM Cheapsunglasses
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** In the third act, Leo can't resist cackling like a lunatic when he thinks he's gotten rid of Bob.
5th Nov '16 8:47:17 PM Cheapsunglasses
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* AssholeVictim: Subverted. Leo ''is'' an arrogant prick, but he does ''not'' deserve the hell Bob unintentionally subjects him to.


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** He's also not wrong when he angrily tells the Guttmans that he had every right to purchase the summer house.


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* LaughingMad: The Guttmans laugh crazily as the summer house goes up in flames, repeatedly shouting "BURN!" in between fits of cackling.


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* PetTheDog: The Guttmans applaud Siggy when he successfully performs his first dive, hinting that they don't extend their grudge against Leo to the rest of his family.
28th Sep '16 9:21:39 PM Phediuk
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* KafkaKomedy: The universe hates Leo Marvin. All of his attempts to do good backfire, and his mistakes backfire even harder.
26th Sep '16 4:05:13 PM Phediuk
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* PsychologicalProjection: Dr. Marvin tells Dr. Tomsky, "You've been duped by a textbook narcissist, a brilliant sociopath!", right fter trying to get Bob admitted to a mental hospital on false pretenses.
25th Sep '16 6:27:18 AM DoctorNemesis
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* MadeOutToBeAJerkass: Played with; Leo genuinely ''is'' a bit of a jerk, but [[JerkassHasAPoint he's not entirely wrong]] that Bob's presence is disruptive and inappropriate. However, because Bob is pretty nice deep down, and Leo's own arrogance and jerkass nature has alienated everyone around him to the point where they're less inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt, Leo's actions towards Bob only serve to make him look even ''more'' of a jerk.

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* MadeOutToBeAJerkass: Played with; Leo genuinely ''is'' a bit of a jerk, but [[JerkassHasAPoint he's not entirely wrong]] that Bob's presence is disruptive and inappropriate. However, because Bob is pretty nice deep down, underneath all his neuroses and Leo's own arrogance and jerkass nature has alienated everyone around him to the point where they're less inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt, him, Leo's actions towards Bob only serve to make him look even ''more'' of a jerk.
25th Sep '16 6:25:56 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]]. 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.

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* MadeOutToBeAJerkass: Apparently, Played with; Leo genuinely ''is'' a bit of a jerk, but [[JerkassHasAPoint he's not entirely wrong]] that Bob's presence is disruptive and inappropriate. However, because Bob is pretty nice deep down, and Leo's own arrogance and jerkass nature has alienated everyone perceives Dr. Marvin as rude and irrational (his own family inclusive) because he doesn't show kindness nor hospitality around him to the deranged stalker who weasels his way into point where they're less inclined to give him 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 benefit of the other characters have plenty doubt, Leo's actions towards Bob only serve to make him look even ''more'' of genuine experience of Dr. Marvin being a jerk to them.jerk.
25th Sep '16 6:20:56 AM DoctorNemesis
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* {{Irony}}: Leo spends the entire movie both subtly and overtly trying to get rid of Bob, with Bob [[TheCatCameBack inevitably returning]]. When it's finally explained to Bob that his presence is doing Leo harm, he agrees to leave... at which point Leo, who has finally snapped, ''kidnaps him''.
25th Sep '16 6:16:21 AM DoctorNemesis
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* TheCatCameBack: No matter what Leo does, Bob manages to come back. He tells him to go back to New York and take "a vacation from [his] problems", but the Gutmans let Bob stay with them so that he can take said vacation near Leo. He tries to get rid of him before his ''Good Morning America'' interview, but the crew arrive just as Bob is leaving and he charms them into making him part of the interview. Leo tries having Bob committed, only for the mental institution to tell him to take him back as he seems perfectly sane to them. He tries abandoning Bob by the roadside, but Bob manages to hitchhike back to Leo's house ahead of him. All of which contributes to Leo's growing SanitySlippage.

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* TheCatCameBack: No matter what Leo does, Bob manages to come back. He tells him to go back to New York and take "a vacation from [his] problems", but the Gutmans let Bob stay with them so that he can take said vacation near Leo. He tries to get rid of him before his ''Good Morning America'' interview, but the crew arrive just as Bob is leaving and he charms them into making him part of the interview. Leo tries having Bob committed, only for the mental institution to tell him to take him back as he seems perfectly sane to them. He tries abandoning Bob by the roadside, but Bob manages to hitchhike back to Leo's house ahead of him. All of which contributes to Leo's growing SanitySlippage. Ironically, the point when Leo finally snaps, kidnaps Bob and tries to kill him is mere moments after Bob, after a talk with Leo's family, has finally realised that his presence is causing Leo to snap and has genuinely decided to leave.
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