In “Bringing Up Bobby,” Milla Jovovich plays Olive, a Ukranian con artist who has just arrived in Oklahoma with her 10-year-old American-born son, Bobby (Spencer List). Her goal: to escape her murky past and build a better future for herself and the child she adores. Life for the two of them is one fun adventure after another. Olive does her best to be a good mother, enrolling Bobby in school, making him do his homework, trying to demonstrate her love. Even so, Bobby’s behavior gets him in trouble both at school and in their very conservative neighborhood.
Meanwhile, with the help of an old friend from Oklahoma, Walt (Rory Cochrane), Olive is “providing” for Bobby in the only way she knows how. Things take a turn for the worse after Olive had a run in with Kent (Bill Pullman), a local wealthy businessman. Eventually Olive’s criminal past catches up to her and she is arrested. While behind bars Olive is forced to make a terribly difficult decision: whether or not she can bear to put her son’s happiness before her own.
“Bringing Up Bobby” also stars Marcia Cross as Mary, Ray Prewitt as Chuck Lee Buck and Justin Hall as Jamie. Written and directed by Famke Janssen, the drama is set for a limited release on September 28, 2012 by Monterey Media.