Bob Funk (2009)



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A divorced, alcoholic salesman attempts to pull his life together in time to get his old job back and avoid becoming the laughing stock of the company in this midlife crisis comedy starring Michael Leydon Campbell, Rachael Leigh Cook, and Amy Ryan. As if a failing marriage and a serious bout with the bottle aren't troublesome enough, socially challenged salesman Bob Funk (Leydon Campbell) realizes that his life has really hit the skids when he's fired by his own mother (Grace Zabriskie). Now, in order to rejoin the sales force, Bob will have to take stock of his life and meet his problems head on. When Bob finds himself falling for the very woman his mother has hired in as his replacement, however, the road to recovery starts to get a little bumpy. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
R (for language and sexual content)
Comedy , Romance
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Rachael Leigh Cook
as Ms. Thorne
Grace Zabriskie
as Mrs. Funk
Amy Ryan
as Ms. Wright
Eddie Jemison
as Ron Funk
Ron Canada
as Smiley
Lucy Davis
as Janet Funk
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Critic Reviews for Bob Funk

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

Looks like a comedy, acts like a comedy and sounds like a comedy, but it isn't funny.

Full Review… | March 19, 2009
New York Times
Top Critic

[Bob Funk] insists that we find charm in its protagonist's most odious behavior.

Full Review… | March 17, 2009
Village Voice
Top Critic

If you can get through the tedious first half of Bob Funk, there's actually a decent little character study waiting on the other side.

Full Review… | February 27, 2009
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Carlisle's film is designed with a certain suburban flatness that at times perfectly reflects Bob's inner deadness, though not his periodic spurts of sarcastic rage.

Full Review… | February 26, 2009
Top Critic

Movies -- especially inconsequential, earnest comedies like Bob Funk -- about how people achieved their sobriety " are as fascinating as listening to people recount the plot of their dreams.

Full Review… | February 26, 2009
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

An aggressively unwatchable comedy...

Full Review… | February 12, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Bob Funk

Not perfect, but really enjoyable. The second half was better. But... They say they counted 12 reviews for this film but like... four of them are the same review in different papers. That seems unfair. The film is worth watching.

Andrea Malle
Andrea Malle

Bob Funk wasnt that bad of a movie some hilarious scenes in but Rachel Leigh Cook was the reason i bought the dvd. Stephen Root is just as funny here as he was in NewsRadio

Adam Utz
Adam Utz

You can't help but feel sorry for poor Bob. I had hope that in the end he would straighten himself out and I am so glad that he did. Rachel Leigh Cook was adorable as the accident prone office girl.

Heather Metzger
Heather Metzger

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