Bringing Up Bobby
Bringing Up Bobby (2012)

In an effort to escape her murky past and build a better future, Olive (Milla Jovovich), a nomadic European con-artist, and her 10-year-old American-born son, Bobby(Spencer List), find themselves living in Oklahoma. As her top priority,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 19, 2012
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

[Its] downfall was ensured by a leading lady who will always be more credible chasing zombies than the American dream.

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Alison Willmore
AV Club

Bringing Up Bobby centers around a mugging performance by Jovovich, who can't ground the film's attempts to tie together sentiments from Paper Moon and Miss Saigon.

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Amy R. Handler
Film Threat

Bringing Up Bobby is strongly recommended for both young teens and adults. It is a film that will help all of us survive and move on, in the beautiful yet uncomfortable world of our own making.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Actress Famke Janssen wrote and directed this half-spiky, A-for-effort dramedy about a grifter mom struggling to raise her preteen son on the road.

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James Rocchi
MSN Movies

'"Bringing Up Bobby" is hardly an auspicious debut for Janssen as a director, but, at the same time, there's enough there to suggest that a next attempt would be worthy of investigation...

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Famke Janssen only rarely finds her way to the lowdown and lowlife world of the characters, and never and brings "Bobby" up to the level of pathos of "A Mother's Sacrifice" that she was aiming for in the first place.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Milla Jovovich delivers an over-the-top peformance in this melodramatic tale of an immigrant con artist and her juvenile delinquent son.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

Ms. Jovovich displays such a keen awareness of her strengths that she brings out magical elements I never believed possible.

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Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

... a mess filled with condescending stereotypes, unlikeable characters, earnest melodrama and references to old movies that are better.

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"<b>Bringing Up Bobby</b> was really bad. I just could not get into it. I like Bill Pullman and he gives a solid performance. But man Milla… More
Walter M.
In "Bringing Up Bobby," Olive(Milla Jovovich) has just stolen a car but will have to wait to a few days for payment from her friend and fence,… More
Christopher Haskell
Many questions arise from watching "Bringing Up Bobby". First of which, why did actress Famke Janssen decide to write, direct, and produce this film… More