The weather is finally starting to turn consistently nice and spring is really upon. Here in the Midwest where your faithful Streaming Weekly editor Josh calls home, the grass is turning green and short sleeve shirts may actually become a reality! What better way to celebrate the spring, Midwest air, no matter where you are, than two 90’s comedies with a Midwest spirit?! I know, it’s a stretch, but we’ve got some great recommendations of 90’s comedy. Enjoy and have a happy movie watching weekend, everyone!
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What About Bob? (Netflix) – I can’t believe I have never recommended my second favorite Bill Murray movie (Groundhog Day being a runaway first)! Richard Dreyfus stars along with Murray as Dr. Leo Marvin, a self-absorbed, well-known psychiatrist unwittingly handed Murray’s Bob Wiley as a client shortly before leaving on vacation. Bob’s attachment to whatever doctor will give him the time of day leads him to follow Dr. Marvin and his family to Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. What happens next is some of the best crazy comedy Murray has ever managed with some funny moments and surprising pathos. It’s got Murray, Dreyfus, mean neighbors, and the movie is even directed by Frank Oz! What more could you want in a 90’s comedy? The answer is nothing. If you haven’t seen this movie, it will only make you love Bill Murray even more and will also have you touting the benefits of death therapy and not hassling the locals.
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Tommy Boy (Amazon Prime) – What always amazed me the most about Chris Farley was how nimble he was for being such a big guy. His prowess for physical comedy was incredible, especially in this movie. It’s really his most iconic role. Farley plays the idiot heir of an automotive parts company, and it’s up to him and David Spade (who was never more funny than when he was paired with Farley) to save it from some nefarious parties. This is one of my favorite comedies ever. Farley’s physical and emotional outbursts make me laugh every time. And the film’s quieter moments really show off Farley’s acting chops, proving that he was more than just a “fat guy in a little coat.”