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. 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.
A tender and poignant story, intelligently written and directed, of an unbreakable love. This is the best performance of Mila Jovovich's career. --Jeffrey Lyons/LYONS DEN RADIO
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`
Bringing Up Bobby is a sort of cheeky, modern-day Paper Moon filled with humor and charm. --Nicki Richesin, The Huffington Post