Bringing Up Bobby 2011
PG-13 | 1h 33min | Comedy | 2011 (UK)
Bringing Up Bobby is the story of a European con-artist and her son Bobby, who find themselves in Oklahoma in an effort to escape her past and build a better future. Olive and Bobby blithely charm their way from one adventure to another until Olive’s criminal past catches up with her. Consequently, she must make a choice: continue with a life of crime or leave the person she loves most in an effort to give Bobby a proper chance in life.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and some drug material
I liked Famke Janssen’s directorial debut, which was made on an austere budget and shot in Oklahoma in just 20 days, well enough to want to see her next film, which I hope there will be, as it is difficult to make this kind of independent film and release it.
In this film, Milla Jovovich is what she excels in being, which is enchanting and mesmerizing on several levels, as she portrays a loving but dysfunctional mother in a way that draws you in and makes you empathize as well as sympathize.
Famke Janssen’s story is original, the locations are great, as is the cinematography, and the scenes are cut together flawlessly, building a sensible arch of narrative and emotion to a worthy conclusion.
In other words, a very good job from writer Famke Janssen, director Famke Janssen, cinematographer Guido van Gennep, producers, cast and crew.
Director: Famke Janssen
Writers: Cole Frates (story), Famke Janssen (story)
Stars: Milla Jovovich, Bill Pullman, Marcia Cross
Country: USA | Netherlands | UK
Release Date: 2011 (UK)
Also Known As: Ein fast perfektes Verbrechen
Filming Locations: Pops Diner – Arcadia, Oklahoma, USA