• Released
  • September 28, 2012
  • (Limited)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 33 min
  • Comedy Drama
    Psychological Drama
Bringing Up Bobby Synopsis
A con artist moves her son to a conservative neighborhood in Oklahoma
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New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Sensitively acted, carefully written and directed with heartfelt compassion, Bringing Up Bobby is an engrossing little independent film...
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42

The A.V. Club

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Bringing Up Bobby centers around a mugging performance by Jovovich, who can't ground the film's attempts to tie together sentiments from...
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Unfortunately, the alternately melodramatic and comic Bringing Up Bobby fails to impress, despite a showy turn by Milla Jovovich in a sharp...
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40

New York Daily News

By 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.
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40

The New York Times

By 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...
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30

Village Voice

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The movie permanently downshifts to moralizing melodrama and retrograde Stella Dallas–like maternal sacrifice when Bobby has an accidental...
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30

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
A technically competent but painfully broad dramedy about a larcenous mother-and-son duo in the Midwest. This gender-flipped, latter-day...
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25

Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
Just an extended dramatization of the 1980s anti-drug PSA that memorably cautioned "I learned it by watching you!"
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Rated PG-13 | For For language, sexual content and some drug material