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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 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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Dramedy
16 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

A stab at a comedy mingled with drama. It doesn't entirely work, even if the actors at work do try their best (even if it doesn't feel like that at times). The story being told from the point of view of Milla is interesting. It might have been more interesting, if we'd seen the whole thing through the eyes of the son. There are times when you wonder what is going on there.

Apart from that you have a stellar cast together. Which of course might have to do with the fact, that Famke Jansen is directing. Not a bad try for a movie and I'm sure the script did sound great too. The making it into a movie process, is entirely different of course and there are quite a lot of flaws to be found here (character but also plot wise). A nice little movie then


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