Bringing Up Bobby (2011 film)
|Bringing Up Bobby|
|Directed by||Famke Janssen|
|Produced by||Sofia Sondervan
|Written by||Famke Janssen|
|Music by||Junkie XL|
|Cinematography||Guido van Gennep|
|Edited by||Job ter Burg|
|Distributed by||Monterey Media Inc. (US)|
Bringing Up Bobby is a 2011 drama film written, directed and produced by Famke Janssen (marking her first directorial effort). Milla Jovovich stars as a European ex-con artist and single mother in the United States. The film received its market premiere at the 64th Cannes Film Festival.
Ukrainian con artist Olive (Jovovich) and her 10-year-old son Bobby (List) arrive in Oklahoma to begin a new life, and enjoy a series of adventures. However, when Olive's criminal past catches up to her, she is faced with putting her son's happiness before her own. Mary (Cross) deals with the death of her own son by becoming adoptive mother to Bobby, providing him a home with her husband Kent (Pullman).
- Milla Jovovich as Olive
- Bill Pullman as Kent
- Rory Cochrane as Walt
- Marcia Cross as Mary
- Spencer List as Bobby
- Ray Prewitt as Chuck Lee Buck
- Justin Hall as Jamie
The original film score was composed by Junkie XL (as Tom Holkenborg). In addition, the soundtrack includes a cover version of "Proud Mary", sung by lead actress Milla Jovovich in her native language Ukrainian. The song plays in the background at the beginning of the film. The recording, which is credited to Milla Jovovich with The Modern Mothers, is based on Ike & Tina Turner's popular version of the song. After the recording session, Jovovich's voice was hoarse for a few days.
The American alternative rock band The Flaming Lips recorded a version of "Amazing Grace", also in Ukrainian. The recording plays during the end credits. Lead singer Wayne Coyne does not speak the language but sang the lyrics phonetically. The soundtrack also contains various country, folk and jazz songs—some of them quite obscure—by artists such as Johnny Paycheck, Count Basie, Jack Teagarden, Cat Stevens, Jorma Kaukonen, Ray Hatcher, Roy Lanham & The Whippoorwills, and Joe Mahan. A soundtrack album was not released.
Video Film Express holds all media rights for the Netherlands, while Monterey Media Inc. holds all rights for the United States and Canada.
Bringing Up Bobby was selected to screen at the following film festivals:
- 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival
- 2012 Dallas International Film Festival
- 2012 Santa Cruz Film Festival
- 2012 Nashville Film Festival
- 2012 White Sands International Film Festival
- 2012 Omaha Film Festival
- 2010 Deauville American Film Festival
- 2011 Savannah Film Festival
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- Cannes 2011: Famke Janssen Unveils Directorial Debut Wall Street Journal. 12 May 2011.
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