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Bringing Up Bobby

(2011)

Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and some drug material.

PG-13 In Theaters 09/28/2012 , 95min.
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89%
Viewer score based on 11 ratings
34%
Critic score based on 8 reviews

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Village Voice
The movie permanently downshifts to moralizing melodrama and retrograde Stella Dallas–like maternal sacrifice when Bobby has an accidental run-in with real estate magnate Kent (Bill Pullman). Full Review
Dennis Harvey
Variety
A technically competent but painfully broad dramedy about a larcenous mother-and-son duo in the Midwest. This gender-flipped, latter-day "Paper Moon" lacks that film's judicious restraint, among other things, alternating hick Americana cartoonishness with maudlin appeals to the tear ducts. Full Review
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
Unfortunately, the alternately melodramatic and comic Bringing Up Bobby fails to impress, despite a showy turn by Milla Jovovich in a sharp departure from her usual zombie butt-kicking in the Resident Evil series. Full Review
Jeannette Catsoulis
The New York Times
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 ensured by a leading lady who will always be more credible chasing zombies than the American dream. Full Review
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
Janssen's affectionate, almost-1970s-style view of innocents-at-large may not be polished, but earns points for being from the heart. Full Review

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