Bringing Up Bobby (2012)



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In an effort to escape her murky past and build a better future, Olive (Milla Jovovich), a nomadic European con-artist, and her 10-year-old American-born son, Bobby(Spencer List), find themselves living in Oklahoma. As her top priority, Olive seeks to give Bobby the things she never had: she enrolls him in school, makes him do his homework and tries her hardest to be a good mother, and with the help of an old friend from Oklahoma, Walt (Rory Cochrane), Olive "provides" for Bobby in the only way … More

Rating: PG-13 (for language, sexual content and some drug material)
Genre: Comedy, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Famke Janssen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 23, 2012
Box Office: $5.0k
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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (7)

[Its] downfall was ensured by a leading lady who will always be more credible chasing zombies than the American dream.

Full Review… | September 23, 2012
New York Times
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Actress Famke Janssen wrote and directed this half-spiky, A-for-effort dramedy about a grifter mom struggling to raise her preteen son on the road.

Full Review… | September 23, 2012
New York Daily News
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Milla Jovovich delivers an over-the-top peformance in this melodramatic tale of an immigrant con artist and her juvenile delinquent son.

Full Review… | September 23, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
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Bringing Up Bobby centers around a mugging performance by Jovovich, who can't ground the film's attempts to tie together sentiments from Paper Moon and Miss Saigon.

Full Review… | September 23, 2012
AV Club
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'"Bringing Up Bobby" is hardly an auspicious debut for Janssen as a director, but, at the same time, there's enough there to suggest that a next attempt would be worthy of investigation...

Full Review… | September 23, 2012
MSN Movies
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Ms. Jovovich displays such a keen awareness of her strengths that she brings out magical elements I never believed possible.

Full Review… | September 23, 2012
New York Observer
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