Bob, Verushka, and the Pursuit of Happiness (2000) - Rotten Tomatoes

Bob, Verushka, and the Pursuit of Happiness (2000)

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American independent filmmaker Roger Stigliano directs the low-budget romantic comedy Bob, Verushka & the Pursuit of Happiness, originally shot on 16 mm. Bob Friends (played by co-writer Michael Waite) is a thirtysomething salesman who works two jobs and lives with his sister. He has a dream of opening a fast food restaurant for kids selling only pink and blue food. When his boss (Evan R. Press) tells him to spend a few days with the company's top seller, Stephanie (Gheree O'Bannon), he accidentally gets involved with an eccentric con woman named Verushka (Yelena Danova) instead. She implicates Bob in her daffy get-rich-quick schemes, usually on the wrong side of the law. By the time he figures it all out, he's fallen for her charms.
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Comedy
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Critic Reviews for Bob, Verushka, and the Pursuit of Happiness

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Happiness involves a warm gun in a cross-cultural clunker.

Full Review… | November 23, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

An endearing screwball comedy that brings to mind Jonathan Demme's Something Wild.

November 19, 2004
New York Post
Top Critic

While Waite's deadpan delivery eases the torture, Stigliano's micro-budget film plays like a preachy relic of the Gorbachev era.

Full Review… | November 16, 2004
Village Voice
Top Critic

Tries to be a new Something Wild; ends up being tamer than tame.

Full Review… | November 24, 2004
Christian Science Monitor

Though it seems cruel to disparage a scrappy little independent picture that actually has some ideas but a story about the allure of American consumerism demands a seductive gloss that Stigliano can't deliver.

Full Review… | November 23, 2004

Delightfully goofy.

Full Review… | November 16, 2004
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