Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Cinema Cycle - What About Bob?


CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)

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DATE REVIEWED: 04/25/2016


FORMAT: LaserDisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 39 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 20.3 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 4712 miles

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Synopsis: A stuck up professional psychiatrist is hounded by a troubled patient with abandonment issues (among others).

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Concept In Relation To The Viewer: Sometimes the people that we can’t stand to be around are just misunderstood.....so don’t be an asshole.

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Pros & Cons: I didn’t think I was going to like this film, but it slowly grew on me to the point that I was chuckling by the time the credits rolled.  

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Bill Murray has always been a little hard for me to take and he walks a fine line between being silly and being serious.  At first his character is grating and unnerving, like the people that customer service representatives have to deal with.  We eventually warm to his character as Dreyfus’s doctor becomes more and more obnoxious and self centered.

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In the end, this is a morality tale wrapped up in a farce about how being a hypocrite can backfire on you in more ways that one.   


To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  

This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.