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Bringing Up Bobby (2011)

 -  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
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and some drug material | See all certifications »
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2011 (UK)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Shot in and around Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in the summer of 2010. It was shot in 22 days and made use of the Oklahoma tax credit. 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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An OK movie to watch but nothing amazing. A nothing type movie that felt like it was made just to make a movie. I say B-
30 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"I just don't want Bobby to end up like me and you." Olive (Jovovich) is a single mother/con-artist who is trying her best to raise her son Bobby as best as she can. Bobby starts to act up in class but Olive doesn't see anything wrong with what Bobby does. When a freak accident causes Kent (Pullman) to come into their lives Bobby has a chance at a better life, but Olive has a choice to make. This is not a bad movie at all but it is another movie that has a lot of heart but really nothing else. It's not a total nothing movie because there is a plot but it has the feel of a movie that is just made in order to spend money. I'm not saying that this is a bad movie because I did enjoy it and it was a decent watch, but don't expect anything that will make you think. There really is nothing else to say about this other then that. Overall, a decent watch but nothing amazing. I give it a B-.


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