Bob's Weekend (1996)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy, Romantic Comedy  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Night security guard Bob finds himself inexorably losing control of his life. His job is so boring that he entertains himself on duty by memorizing encyclopedias; he is only up to the letter B. At home, his wife withholds conjugal affection and his stepdaughter loathes him. Things only get worse when his boss fires him. Bob goes home for comfort and finds his wife in bed with another. Something inside him snaps. He gets into his car and drives toward the pier at Blackpool where he resolutely plans to leap to his death. He does not suspect that there he will find salvation and renewal in the form of Angela, a young student of psychology. Much of this black British comedy centers on the two days Bob spends with the remarkable young woman who while helping him, also uses him to test the latest theories (some of which involve creative fantasizing) in her field.



love, rescue, security-guard, suicide, suicide-attempt