The film definitely falls into the goofier side of the comedy genre. As such, it doesn't offer much in terms of depth or social commentary. It's definitely very funny, a result of the charm of the two main actors, however, it's over-the-top and silly at times. I laughed out loud frequently, but I also stared at the screen at times, questioning why the film was insulting my intellect in this way. The film plays off of a lot of the tropes of both the dysfunctional family, screwball, and buddy comedies, and doesn't really bring much that is new to the table. I also didn't love the treatment of mental disorders in the film. It somewhat pathologized them, which I don't think is the best message to have in a film. There's really not much else I can say about the film. It's got some great comedy, and the actors' chemistry is great, but it isn't the most thought-provoking or uniquely-shot film. That being said, it also isn't a horribly made film. It just lies in that awkward gray area of being a film that isn't particularly good, but not particularly bad either.
Overall, "What About Bob?" is definitely an enjoyable time, but it isn't that good of a film. If you are a fan of Bill Murray, it definitely provides for a laugh.
What About Bob?
Big Tuna's Rating: B-
How Did I Watch It?: Netflix.
Had I Seen It Before?: No, only parts.
Would I Watch It Again?: Probably.