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Dec 4, 2017

Let's talk What About Bob: In this Frank Oz picture from 1991, Bill Murray plays Bob, and he is just so silly but you can't help but love him, the scamp! And Richard Dreyfuss is his cranky therapist who can't get his family to see how annoying his patient is, because the patient has followed his family on their vacation, see, but even though this is highly inappropriate and predatory behavior, Dreyfuss's family is charmed out of their very seats by Bob and his antics. We are all Richard Dreyfuss's Dr. Leo Marvin. We are all Bob. In the words of Robert Frost, "Where I have fallen on the Marvin/Bob spectrum on has made all the difference."

Then, Laci and Matt discuss Woody Allen's Crimes and Misdemeanors (1991). How does this film hold up today, given Allen's biography and the cultural climate of the current moment? Is this movie a confession? What does it say about you if you still want to enjoy Woody Allen's movies? Yeah, this was a pretty heavy episode, where even talking about the "friend zone" was weighty and ponderous. Enjoy! 

Time stamps: 
What About Bob? [04:17]
Crimes and Misdemeanors [26:07]

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