Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Bringing Up Bobby

BRINGING UP BOBBY is one of the more unique faith-based films I have seen and I found it to be an absolutely refreshing change of pace.

Meet the Wylers-a family unlike any other, and way too much like your own! For a dozen years, James has served as both big brother and surrogate parent, trusting God for help in raising his three siblings - and hoping for a date some day! Andrea is hoping for more than her fair share. Dennis (make that The Dennis) just needs enough to keep the anarchists at bay (don't ask). And nothing would please Bobby more than just to impress Liz, the new girl in school. Mix in a hidden stash of cash, an attractive lawyer, and the infamous War Table, and you have a quirky story about family, faith, and friendship. (from IMDb) These 3 brothers and one sister are each unique and bring a fresh perspective into the family. Bobby is the one who is still trying to discover who he is and the search is both funny and intriguing.

The strong faith-based message is  presented as James, the oldest, challenges Bobby to discover for himself what he truly believes to be Truth and his own relationship with Jesus. The most astonishing thing about this film to me is how topics such as faith, family, friendship, neglect, addictions, greed, relationships, etc. are all handled in a manner that is not only  poignant and truthful, but absolutely hilarious! The first time I saw it, I was a bit puzzled by it but the characters and story did keep my attention. I loved it when I watched it again. (Some people like no prior knowledge of a film; I rarely enjoy a film the first viewing unless I have a lot of details.) The bottom line is that the Wyler family and their friends are people you will love meeting and you definitely will not forget them!

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Lori said...

This sounds like an excellent movie for all ages. I plan to see the movie,whether I win or not :) Thank you for such a terrific blog review!

Ricky said...

I saw part of the movie On JCTV but something came up and I couldn't finish it. I enjoyed what I saw of it I'll have to check and see when it will be on again.

Cindy said...

Very funny movie! It touches on some very serious topics, yet manages to do it with humor and sensitivity!

Anita said...

It sounds like a awesome movie you are so articulate in your blog review, makes it a must see.

Karen Stover said...

I haven't had a chance to see any of this movie but I would love tool. Can't wait.

deborah_seeley said...

I have seen part of this movie once but would love to see the whole movie!!!!!!!!!