Bringing Up Bobby

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Released 2012

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Director:
Famke Janssen
Released:
2012
Rating:
G
In an effort to escape her murky past and build a better future, Olive, a nomadic European con-artist, and her 10-year-old American-born son, Bobby, find themselves living in Oklahoma. As her top priority, Olive seeks to give Bobby the things she never had. But despite of her efforts (or perhaps because of them) Bobby displays troubling behavior both at his school and in their conservative neighborhood.

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  • 40

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    Despite Ms. Janssen's fine taste in music - it's lovely to hear Jorma Kaukonen's "Genesis" on the soundtrack - her film's downfall was ensured by a leading lady who will always be ...

  • 40

    New York Daily News Joe Neumaier

    Janssen's affectionate, almost-1970s-style view of innocents-at-large may not be polished, but earns points for being from the heart.

  • 40

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    Unfortunately, the alternately melodramatic and comic Bringing Up Bobby fails to impress, despite a showy turn by Milla Jovovich in a sharp departure from her usual zombie butt-kic...

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    Comedy, Drama

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    adrenaline junkies, abstinence