Up 140,568 this week

Bob's Weekend (1996)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 151 users  
Reviews: 7 user

Add a Plot


0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1348 titles
created 06 Sep 2012
a list of 54 titles
created 05 Dec 2012
a list of 300 titles
created 28 Aug 2013
a list of 251 titles
created 6 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Bob's Weekend" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Bob's Weekend (1996)

Bob's Weekend (1996) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Bob's Weekend.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Jones ...
Robert 'Bob' Askew
Mark Goodier ...
Gary Best (voice)
James Chambers ...
Albert Broadbent / Heist Gang Member #3 (voice)
Anna Jaskolka ...
Brenda Askew
Stacey Heywood ...
Samia Ghadie ...
Kimberley's friend
Alan Hulse ...
Billy Boden ...
Brian Glover ...
The Boss
Mandy Hestor ...
Sheila (as Mandy Hester)
Seamus O'Neill ...
Charlotte Jones ...
Michelle Myers ...
Tommy Eytle ...


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

independent film | See All (1) »



Official Sites:



Release Date:

20 August 1996 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Really quite good...
25 September 2004 | by (England) – See all my reviews

... not a proper review this, more a series of random comments in an attempt to redress the balance.

If I was writing a "proper" review I'd do a little bit of research, structure this into paragraphs and chose a title quote. As it is, while I enjoyed the film I hadn't planned to post a comment until I saw the low score (though from only 31 votes) and scathing comments already posted.

So to stand up for Bob's Weekend I say ignore the somewhat jaunty, cheesy title - this isn't a British sex farce from the late 70s, but a dark, occasionally surreal take on a man's journey to the edge of suicide.

I never usually try to reference other users' comments in a negative way as it's bad mannered, but some of the views expressed under this entry shocked me with their perceptions. One of the few positive reviews suggested that Coronation St. fans would like it - would they?!!? - and another suggested that Bruce Jones is flat. To me, he's not flat, he's underplaying. There's a clear actoral direction running throughout - to cite Jones as being wooden is the same as criticising the two fairground attendants for being unnaturalistic. It's clearly been guided as such, just as the heavily stylised beating they give Jones is deliberately unrealistic.

What I really admired most about Bob's Weekend was the writing, which was well above standard for a film. Okay, it veers into uneasy territory when it tries explicit comedy - Brian Glover's cameo unbalances the film while he's on screen and the final pay-off is a stinker - but with musings on the nature of time and the value of life this isn't something you'll see every day.

There are other plusses, too, but, like I said, I never planned to write a review. All I can say is... give it a go. 7/10.

Post-script: In 2012 there are no longer any negative IMDb comments on this film, rendering parts of my review meaningless. There have also been over 100 additional votes, making the film slightly more popular on here than it once was. Lastly, I've no idea why in my review I state that it's "7/10" when I clearly gave it an 8.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Really good film sanchk
Discuss Bob's Weekend (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: