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

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

Mar 20, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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

Mar 17, 2009 | Full Review…

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.

Feb 27, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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.

Feb 27, 2009
Variety
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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.

Feb 26, 2009 | Full Review…

An aggressively unwatchable comedy...

Feb 13, 2011 | Rating: .5/4 | Full Review…

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