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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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Famke Janssen

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Cole Frates (story), Famke Janssen (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Milla Jovovich ... Olive
Spencer List ... Bobby
Don Kruizinga ... Car Salesman (as Don Kruzinga)
Rory Cochrane ... Walt
Dalton Olive ... Earl
Robin Brooks Robin Brooks ... Teacher
Milton Killen Milton Killen ... Parking Lot Guy
Eric Starkey ... John Lewis III
Dan Corley Dan Corley ... Tommy Lee Jones
Bill Pullman ... Walt
Deedra Jordan-Evans Deedra Jordan-Evans ... Doctor (as Deedra Jordon)
Molly Reilly Molly Reilly ... Nurse
Sanford Kelly Sanford Kelly ... Kent's Driver Gerry
Jane Hall ... Secretary Carol
Marcia Cross ... 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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Taglines:

Meet Olive: mother, breadwinner, felon

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and some drug material | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Netherlands | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein fast perfektes Verbrechen See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,005, 30 September 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,975, 18 November 2012
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Milla Jovovich and Bill Pullman both starred in Cymbeline. See more »

Goofs

The ending credits list Bill Pullman's character name as Walt instead of Kent. 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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Written and performed by Cat Stevens
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Milla's wonderful performance doesn't save this unfulfilling dramedy!
23 December 2011 | by JimmyCollinsSee all my reviews

Don't get me wrong, this movie isn't horrible, it's just not excellent the way it should be. The film starts out really great, Milla is a laugh out loud funny con artist from the Ukraine who is just trying to make ends meet with her son in America, then it turns into a more dramatic film where a woman is trying to get her son back, to me it seems like both of these plots are great but together in the same film it didn't work for me, I think as individual film they would be excellent.

The saving grace is Milla Jovovich, she is terrific in absolutely everything, and she is just exceptional in this, she is funny, lovable and for most of the film you are rooting for her, I hope she continues to do funnier roles such as these as she really suits them.

Also the kid in the movie is definitely worth mentioning, child actors are really impressive these days. The opening song sung by Milla is one of the best parts of the film, so basically no highs or lows, just very one dimensional. A tad disappointing. :(


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