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Bob the Butler (2005)

Tom Green stars as a bumbling buffoon, who lands at Butling after working his way through all other 'A' and 'B' jobs.


Gary Sinyor


Jane Walker Wood (story), Steven Manners (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Green ... Bob Tree
Brooke Shields ... Anne Jamieson
Genevieve Buechner ... Tess Jamieson
Benjamin B. Smith ... Bates Jamieson (as Benjamin Smith)
Rob LaBelle ... Jacques
Valerie Tian ... Sophie
Simon Callow ... Mr. Butler
Iris Graham Iris Graham ... Mama Clara
Dolores Drake ... Maureen
Bill Chandler Bill Chandler ... Rabbi
Jonathan Ndukwe Jonathan Ndukwe ... Stuart
Kevin McNulty ... Tardy Man
Julia Arkos ... Judith
Kristina Copeland Kristina Copeland ... Kate
Wendy Donaldson Wendy Donaldson ... Mrs. Withington (as Wendy Morrow Donaldson)


Goofy Canadian screwup Bob Tree goes trough the yellow pages alphabetically to pick jobs, applies and messes them up every time. In the B's, he arrived at butler and takes a wacky crash-course with the somewhat odd Mr. Butler. Bob gets hired, but really more as babysitter cum housekeeper for Jacques, his fuzzy lover Anne Jamieson and, most of all, her spoiled-rotten kids Bates and Tess, terrible handfuls which his unorthodox methods may at least take by surprise. Written by KGF Vissers

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The family will never be the same.


Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for partial nudity and sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The scene where Mr. Butler is showing his students how to help the master dress is quite realistic. Prime Minister Winston Churchill, for example, had a butler help him dress almost every day of his life. See more »


Tess says that her mother "...is practically a vegetarian." But two barbecues previously seen featured hamburgers, hot dogs, and later salmon. At the dinner in the final scene, the main course is turkey. See more »


Bates Jamieson: Why do you call me 'Master'?
Bob Tree: I'm studying to be a butler.
Bates Jamieson: Hmm. I don't like it. 'Master Bates' just feels... wrong.
Bob Tree: Indeed.
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References The Addams Family (1991) See more »


Couldn't Get It Right
Written by Colin Copper (as Cooper), John Cuffley (as Cuffley), Peter Haycock (as Haycock), Derek Holt (as Holt) and Richard Jones (as Jones)
Published by Chrysalis Music Ltd.
Performed by Climax Blues Band (as The Climax Blues Band)
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records Ltd.
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I was surprised
15 May 2006 | by englandjohnsSee all my reviews

I was expecting a very crude movie. Our kids wanted to see it, but we have a rule that any thing rated above a G has to be watched by my husband and I first. I was surprised it was a good family movie. It was by no means Oscar quality but it was a movie that my husband and I had fun watching and so did our 7 children. I plan on adding it to our families movie library. I'm a big Brook fan and was happy to see her in something again. It did have some small off color moments. However, it was much better then most movies that are out right now. I would definitely recommend it to any Family. It's not very often we find a movie that my husband and I really like and so do all the children.

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14 January 2012 (Belgium) See more »

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