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Bringing Up Bobby (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  2011 (UK)
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A con artist moves her son to a conservative neighborhood in Oklahoma in an effort to build a better future, but it doesn't take long for her past to catch up with her, and for her son's behavior to cause problems of its own.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Olive
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Don Kruzinga ...
Car Salesman
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Walt
Dalton Olive ...
Earl
Robin Brooks ...
Teacher
Milton Killen ...
Parking Lot Guy
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John Lewis III
Dan Corley ...
Tommy Lee Jones
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Walt
Deedra Jordon ...
Doctor
Molly Reilly ...
Nurse
Sanford Kelly ...
Kent's Driver Gerry
Jane Hall ...
Secretary Carol
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Mary
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Storyline

Bringing Up Bobby is the story of a European con-artist and her son Bobby, who find themselves in Oklahoma in an effort to escape her past and build a better future. Olive and Bobby blithely charm their way from one adventure to another until Olive's criminal past catches up with her. Consequently, she must make a choice: continue with a life of crime or leave the person she loves most in an effort to give Bobby a proper chance in life. Written by FJ

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Meet Olive: mother, breadwinner, felon

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Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and some drug material | See all certifications »
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Also Known As:

Ein fast perfektes Verbrechen  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,005 (USA) (28 September 2012)

Gross:

$4,975 (USA) (16 November 2012)
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Trivia

Olive talks about James Bond. Writer/ Director Famke Janssen starred in the James Bond film GoldenEye. See more »

Goofs

While Detective Winters is scolding Walt on the street corner, the side shot has her mouth out of sync with what she is saying. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bobby: I like it mom, it's cool.
Olive: Yes?
Bobby: It looks like a space ship!
Olive: Definitely. So, are you married, Mr. Uh, I'm sorry, I forgot your name.
Car Salesman: [in back seat] Kessler, Aaron Kessler.
Olive: Oof, Bond. James Bond. Didn't he sound just like it?
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References Bringing Up Baby (1938) See more »

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Vibrant and colorful, much better than most comedies
17 March 2013 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Was quite astonished to see the low score for this here on IMDb. That's not deserved. I found the film refreshing and fun, if you're able to appreciate a film that doesn't take itself to serious.

I loved the light tone and the vibrant colorful style of the movie. It looks like Moonrise Kingdom, and I found it better. The colorful filters make this eye candy. Some scenes are like a painting.

Milla Jovovich is a easy-go-lucky mother Olive, mostly on the wrong side of the law. The adores her 11 year old son Bobby (Spencer List) but eventually her past catches up with her. Young Spencer List is impressive and charming in his role.

The film, directed by Famke Janssen, has a fairy tale touch, and even th sad parts has a light touch. Ordinarily I'm not too fond of this style, but I found this refreshing and entertaining. It's different, and it's also unpredictable, which is a good thing when you've seen a lot of movies.

I really feel the bashing of this tiny story, which is about the love between a mother and her son, is not fair. It's without real sadness, and unnecessary violence, and all Niall hopeful and quite believable. It's such a relief to watch a movie where you don't have to fear bad things happening. A feel-good gem!


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