Run Time: 95 Minutes



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Press

"FAMKE JANSSEN... WITH BLUE-CHIP DIRECTORAL DEBUT IN BRINGING UP BOBBY. SENSITIVELY ACTED, CAREFULLY WRITTEN AND DIRECTED WITH HEARTFELT COMPASSION, BRINGING UP BOBBYIS AN IS AN ENGROSSING LITTLE INDEPENDENT FILM. MS. JOVOVICH DISPLAYS SUCH A KEEN AWARENESS OF HER STRENGTHS THAT SHE BRINGS OUT MAGICAL ELEMENTS I NEVER BELIEVED POSSIBLE. SHE MANAGES TO MAKE OLIVE BOTH COLORFUL AND IRRESPONSIBLE, SELF-CENTERED AND BIG-HEARTED, INFURIATING AND SYMPATHETIC, SOMETIMES WITHIN THE SAME SCENE... SHE KEEPS YOU RIVETED... SHE'S IRRESISTIBLE."
- REX REED, THE NEW YORK OBSERVER


"A TENDER AND POIGNANT STORY, INTELLIGENTLY WRITTEN AND DIRECTED, OF AN UNBREAKABLE LOVE. THIS IS THE BEST PERFORMANCE OF MILLA JOVOVICH'S CAREER."
- JEFFREY LYONS/LYONS DEN RADIO


"BRINGING UP BOBBY IS A SORT OF CHEEKY, MODERN-DAY PAPER MOOD FILLED WITH HUMOR AND CHARM."
- NICKI RICHESIN, THE HUGGINGTON POST


"BRINGING UP BOBBY IS A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL FILM MADE ALL THE MORE POWERFUL BY A SUPERB CAST, AND FLAWLESS WRITING"
- AMY R HANDLER, FILM THREAT


"4 STARS. IMPRESSIVE"
- INSIDE PULSE


"MILLA JOVOVICH GIVES A TOUCHINGLY NUANCED PERFORMANCE."
- SHAWN ROBBINS, BOXOFFICE.COM


"THE FILM STARTS OFF AS A BREEZY COMEDY THAT IS BUOYED UP BY THE CONSIDERABLE CHARMS OF JOVOVICH. THEY KEY REASON TO SEE IT IS THE LEAD PERFORMANCE BY JOVOVICH, AN UNDERRATED ACTRESS WHO GETS A CHANCE HERE TO DISPLAY HER COMEDIC AND DRAMATIC TALENTS WHILE SHOWING THAT SHE IS INDEED CAPABLE OF DOING MUCH MORE ONSCREEN THAT LOOKING FABULOUS WHILE KICKING ZOMBIE ASS. IT IS A MUST FOR MILLA FANATICS."
- EFILMCRITIC.COM


"BOTH FUNNY AND TOUCHING"
- CONNECT SAVANNAH


"PROBABLY THE BIGGEST FILM OF THE ENTIRE DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. IT IS ONE OF THE STRONGEST PERFORMANCES GIVEN BY MILLA JOVOVICH AND SHOULD HAVE HER IN THE OSCAR RACE FOR 2012."
- BIG FAN BOY.COM


"AN EXQUISITELY ACTED INDEPENDENT FILM."
- SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL


"A FANTASTIC INDEPENDENT FILM. THIS IS A POWERFUL MOVIE ABOUT LOVE, FREEDOM AND COMMITMENT. I LOVED THE FILM."
- THE PENNY ROSE.COM


Synopsis

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, Olive seeks to give Bobby the things she never had: she enrolls him in school, makes him do his homework and tries her hardest to be a good mother, and with the help of an old friend from Oklahoma, Walt (Rory Cochrane), Olive "provides" for Bobby in the only way she knows how. But despite of her efforts (or perhaps because of them) Bobby displays troubling behavior both at his school and in their conservative neighborhood. Things take a turn for the worse after Bobby's unfortunate "run-in" with the local and wealthy businessman Kent (Bill Pullman), and Olive's criminal past finally catches up with her, forcing her to make the toughest judgment of all.


Cast & Crew

Directed and Written By:Famke Janssen (Jean Grey from X-Men films, Taken)

Produced By: Famke Janssen and Sofia Sondervan

Starring: Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil, The Three Musketeers), Bill Pullman (Independence Day, Sleepless in Seattle, The Grudge), Marcia Cross (star of "Desperate Housewives")


shannyn sossamon headshot Marcia Cross
waylon payne headshot Bill Pullman
dominique swain headshot Rory Cochrane
tygh runyan headshot Spencer List
 

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