One of the main characters, bob wiley, was a man of many phobias, one of them likely agoraphobia which is characterized by a fear of leaving the house bob coached himself to leave his apartment and to get in the elevator with baby steps. This is the opening scene in the movie what about bob in real life there are plenty of bobs in the world and many more bobbies too many who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) seeks help one way or the other for their condition. In the movie, what about bob, the main character bob wiley is one of dr leo marvin's newest patients dr marvin is an uptight, egotistical psychiatrist who can't wait to get on good morning america to introduce his new book about emotional disorders. Is a laugh-out riot with bill murray playing the title character of bob wiley, a somewhat neurotic nut ball who's in need of therapy in order to calm his nerves from all the fears he has from germs, elevators, and god knows what else.
The movie occasionally has the uncomfortable feel of making fun of the mentally ill, but mr dreyfuss and mr murray are quite funny together, and bob is a particularly out-landish example of the. Psychological character analysis of what about bob psychological analysis of what about bob danyel samuel psy-137 6/18/2014 abstract the movie what about bob follows the story of the two main protagonists dr leo marvin (played by richard dreyfuss), and bob wiley (played by bill murray. I'm not saying what about bob is any kind of dark parable for the pathos underlying the affluent america suburbia, nor any kind of serious critique of psychiatry but it is a movie where the.
The simplest manner to set it i have jobs this is bob's directly frontward explanation his jobs this movie focuses on how bob's life is a complete wreck and how he disrupts the life of his new head-shrinker and his household. Before going on vacation, self-involved psychiatrist dr leo marvin (richard dreyfuss) has the misfortune of taking on a new patient: bob wiley (bill murray) an exemplar of neediness and a compendium of phobias, bob follows marvin to his family's country house. In 1991, bill murray introduced us to the phobia-prone bob wiley, diagnosed with multi-phobic personality characterized by acute separation anxiety and extreme need for family connections.
One of my favorite movies of bill murray - hilarious :. This movie is about apopular psychiatrist just-turned-author of a best selling book baby steps and hisnewly attained patient bob wiley dr leo marvin is a rigid psychotherapist, whotakes his work and clients seriously and does not normally deal with truly psychoticpatients. But as marvin's family begins to take a weird shine to bob, it turns into little more than a pleasant one-joke movie — a kind of big-budget green acres, in which the ultrarational psychiatrist. Bill murray pulls out all the stops in what about bob to create a new kind of neurotic goofball character so obsessed that he follows his shrink on vacation bob wiley is a genuine new york nut case and a multi-phobic personality with a long list of peculiar aberrations, including a fear of.
In the movie most of the main characters have a major psychological disorder, and other secondary ones though the movie centers around bob wiley, each and every one of the characters' disorders are shown. This movie will be related to class and class topics as presented through the questions and answers presented please pay attention to the video not just for enjoyment, but also for information list the different illnesses and symptoms that bob wiley exhibits in the video. The movie is actually about the eventual downfall into insanity of dr leo marvin perpetuated by bob wiley bill murray's character plays the important role of making us laugh, however in a few scenes dr leo marvin has subtle satirical humor. When bob is pawned off on leo by a psychotherapist colleague, bob becomes attached to leo leo finds bob extremely annoying when leo accompanies his wife fay, his daughter anna, and his son siggy to a peaceful new hampshire lakeside cottage for a month-long vacation, leo thinks he's been freed from bob.
psychological analysis of what about bob danyel samuel psy-137 6/18/2014 abstract the movie what about bob follows the story of the two main protagonists dr leo marvin (played by richard dreyfuss), and bob wiley (played by bill murray) throughtout the movie, these two display a number of psychological related problems. Bob, the main character, was the only actual patient diagnosed in this movie however, bob had an impact on all of the characters in the movie •generalized anxiety disorder. The opening scene of skeleton twins shows the film's main characters, milo (bill hader) and maggie (kristen wiig), both attempting suicide milo's attempt lands him in the hospital, which reunites the brother and sister after 10 years of estrangement. As you assess the what about bob's main character using the five factor model, i chose this one since bob wiley exhibits high degrees of neurotic behaviors throughout the movie and a myriad of phobias.
Running header: what about bob analysis 3 analysis of character and theories what about bob is a movie that consists of two main characters the first character is bob wiley who is introduced with multiple psychological problems and as the movie progresses is later seen as a kind and considerate man. Bob wiley is quite the interesting character he suffers from so many disorders first he is faced with ongoing anxiety issues throughout the movie anxiety disorder is when a person is continually tense, apprehensive, and in a state of autonomic nervous system arousal, which describes bob's character perfectly. Murray's character, bob wiley, is a multiphobic personality in a constant state of panic we see this from the beginning of the movie when bob has to go outside of his apartment most presentable is germaphobia, but he really fears just about anything.