Bringing Up Bobby (2011)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy

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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.




  • Milla Jovovich and Spencer List in Bringing Up Bobby (2011)
  • Bill Pullman and Marcia Cross in Bringing Up Bobby (2011)
  • Milla Jovovich in Bringing Up Bobby (2011)
  • Rory Cochrane in Bringing Up Bobby (2011)
  • Milla Jovovich and Spencer List in Bringing Up Bobby (2011)
  • Rory Cochrane in Bringing Up Bobby (2011)

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17 March 2013 | OJT
| Vibrant and colorful, much better than most comedies
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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USA, Netherlands, UK

Filming Locations

Pops Diner - Arcadia, Oklahoma, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,005 30 September 2012

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