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The lead womanizing, alcoholic, ranting character was played well by Michael Leydon Campbell, and from what I have seen before this is his breakout role. He manages to fit five different personalities into this story and has all of the screen time, even though he is not given listing on the front cover. The supporting cast has a slew of recognizable faces, including Stephen Root, Grace Zabriskie (much better seen in the Big Love series), Eddie Jemsion (Ocean's trilogy) and Rachael Leigh Cook as the absent love interest.
The segmented story follows him as he devolves into an alcoholic mess, all while losing his job, "friends", motivation and easy one night stands from his main bar. Once the second and third acts materialize the few laughs go away, and a serious recovery tone takes over. The only other funny line later in the movie is from Grace's character with that "I am an island in the middle of Crazy River".
The movie drags in quite a few areas, Campbell's rants get irritating, but his life lessons learned make for a somewhat redeeming quality as far as a message film goes.
Aside from a couple plant reviews here, cover art that has nothing to do with the film (the large picture on the back never happens, planted quotes including..."RLC's best since She's All That" - hardly, "RLC shines as the heroine.." - not even close, she trips into the last scene to try and redeem the absent love story), no special features and average picture and sound, makes this an overall non-recommendation. But maybe some of the spot supporting performances will make this a decent rental for their fans.
It goes no where and it was a waste of 2 hours. How Amazon has this rated at 4.5 stars, but IMDB has it at 5.1 out of 10 and Rotten Tomatoes has it at 1 star is a mystery. Either friends of the people who made the movie planted bogus reviews or amazon is filtering out bad reviews since it is an Amazon Prime movie. The movie stinks, but something about these positive reviews stinks as well.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Spends way to long making sure we know the main character is an irredeemable looser before, surprise, redeeming him. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Turtle
Very slow moving movie. Characters are not engaging except Rachel Leigh Cook. But I was able to finish the moviePublished on March 30, 2013 by AQS
"Bob Funk" is a thoughtful movie portrayed by a terrific cast with compassion and humor.Published on June 11, 2009 by C. Carlisle
This movie is truly a laugh/cry experience. Michael Leydon Campbell's performance is revelatory. I saw him in Sidewalks of New York, playing two completely different characters and... Read morePublished on June 6, 2009 by K. Dennehy