Sunday, October 3, 2010

Bringing Up Bobby DVD review

Bringing Up Bobby
When it comes to whipping up a somewhat-edible dinner or passing along faith-focused advice, James Wyler has plenty of experience.
For a dozen years, James has been both big brother and surrogate parent to his siblings. Trusting God to lead his path, James has done his best to honor his deceased parents as he's raised his two brothers and a sister.
Now, as youngest brother Bobby is about to turn 16, everyone returns to the family home to celebrate at a waterslide park—and to finally hear the reading of their parents' will.
Sister Andrea is hoping for the largest share of the pie to maintain her lavish lifestyle. Brother Dennis—make that The Dennis—needs some quick cash to keep the anarchists at bay. (Don't ask ...)
Then there's Bobby. He just wants to figure out what Liz, the new girl in school, likes so that he can impress her. As The Dennis says, Bobby's dealing with "a little bit of the teenage angst."
Add in a hidden stash of cash, an attractive lawyer, a friend dealing with issues at home, and The War Table—where topics of vital importance (or not!) are discussed—and you have a different family kind of comedy. Very different.
Bringing Up Bobby is a quirky story of family, identity, and faith that isn't afraid to show that life can get muddled. And when it does, there usually aren't easy answers to all of the questions.
So grab a plate of tuna casserole and find out if Bobby will discover what Liz is looking for in a guy. And more importantly, will he ever be able to figure out who he is?
Will Andrea get enough stuff? Will James ever have a date?
And will The Dennis be able to stay one step ahead of the anarchists?
In between laughs, Bringing Up Bobby will have you pondering life's important issues ... and wishing your family was as unique as the Wylers.

The Crew
Chris Staron is the writer and director of both BRINGING UP BOBBY and Between the Walls.
Nick Staron is the producer, editor, and cinematographer for BRINGING UP BOBBY, as well as Between the Walls.
Andrew Griffiths, who composed the score for BRINGING UP BOBBY, is a composer, producer and musician from South Wales, U.K.
Nathan Webster is the Media Manager for BRINGING UP BOBBY

The Cast
Marc Thompson (James)graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 1997 with a degree in acting. Since then, he has found much success in voiceover work. He was the voice of Thelma in the Citibank Identity theft commercial. Marc is featured on many cartoons such as "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "GI Joe Sigma Six," "Yu-gui-oh," and "Poke'mon." Marc is also the voice for Star Wars audio books The Fate of the Jedi and Legacy of the Force. Marc has acted in plays off-Broadway and made his Broadway debut in the Tony nominated revival of "Talk Radio."

Alexander Hinsky (Bobby)makes his onscreen debut in BRINGING UP BOBBY. Alex is a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana where he actively participated in numerous community theater projects. In addition to acting, he also writes, performs, and records music. Growing up in a musical family, acting and singing have always been a big part of Alex's life. Currently, he is working towards a degree in vocal performance and music business.

Brian Morvant (Dennis)is a New York City-based actor and stunt performer. His feature film credits include BRINGING UP BOBBY, The Penny, Greetings From Bushwick, Amber Dreams, and Tracked. He has also been seen on TV's "The Guiding Light," as well as on the popular videogame-centric web series "A World of Her PWN". On stage, Brian has appeared in the world premiere of "Screen Play" and in "Mother Courage." He also has extensive experience performing in Shakespeare as Hamlet, Prince Hal, Bassanio, Mercutio, Toby Belch, and Caliban. As a stunt performer, his credits include "Kings" and Gnarls Barkley. Learn more at

Liz Bucher (Liz)makes her on-screen debut in BRINGING UP BOBBY. She enjoys singing and playing the guitar at church and teaching Sunday school. Over the last few years she has participated in many missions trips both in the US and abroad. In her free time she enjoys making wedding cakes and training for a marathon.

Jhey Castles (Terry)has worked on several feature-length films including "The Visitation" and many national commercials. Recently, she has studied with the L.A. branch of Second City and worked on her own short film. A competitive ice skater for 10 years, she is also an accomplished classical pianist. In her freetime, Jhey enjoys running marathons.

Adam Misenko (Eric)is a Cleveland-based actor who makes his feature film debut in BRINGING UP BOBBY. His other credits include work in L.A. on national commercials and professional modeling. When he is not performing, Adam enjoys playing "Guitar Hero," a talent that has won him the affection of many cast members.

Reagan Kendrick (Andrea)is a Cleveland-based actress. She has performed in numerous theatrical productions, including Shakespeare. She is often cast as the villain, with BRINGING UP BOBBY being no exception. Her other work includes a short film titled Thirty Nothing and modeling.

Jay Smith (Walter)has appeared in almost 40 plays including work for the Cincinnati Playhouse and the Ensemble Theater of Cincinnati. Jay has also appeared in many films and television commercials. A graduate of Asbury College, Jay studied Broadcast Communications with a minor in Theater. He has studied acting at the Russian/American Performing Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts and at the Point Park Conservatory in Pittsburgh.

My Review
“Bringing Up Bobby” is one of the funniest movies with a Christian theme that I’ve seen. My three youngest children, ages 19, 17 and 16 LOVED it and watched it over and over. You know how hard it is to get and keep a teenagers attention for very long, but this movie did that.
The reason I like this movie besides the hilarious parts {which are all through the movie} is the Christianity that is a major theme. Some movies just stick about God or being a Christian in one part, but “Bringing Up Bobby” has Christianity from start to finish. This movie shows us you can have a riot in life, but still have Jesus at the center.
“Bringing Up Bobby” also is about reading wills, money, greed, child neglect, alcoholism and thinking you deserve everything. It also teaches even when things don’t go your way you can still praise the Lord and keep on with a positive attitude.
Bobby just turning 16 doesn’t know what he believes so his older brother/caregiver challenges him to read the book of John and find out what he believes. For Bobby’s 16 birthday his older brother and sister say they came back to celebrate with him, but we find out they came back for the reading of the will, which happens 12 years after the death of their parents. You won’t believe all of the fun and trouble this family of four and their friends get into. It is so fun and wonderful to watch a movie that is full of love for the Lord and just side splitting laughs.
The special features on this DVD are so cool. The film makers are two young brothers from OH, a great state. Outtakes, Home Movies from the set and Behind the scenes.
I highly recommend this movie for one and all.


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csthankful said...

We love watching movies...and especially ones that are Christian based. Sounds like this one is a "must see". Thanks, Blessings, Connie Sue

MaureenT said...

What a great idea. With the comedy they will impart a great message! Glad there are alternatives out there! Thanks for this interview!

Dulcimermom said...

I love movies that are both thought provoking and christian! I really want to see this one and share with my son!!

Anonymous said...

sounds really funny, and interesting. I definitely have to watch it!

Carmen said...

Sounds like one riot of a movie! Money can make people act pretty strangely!

rubynreba said...

Sounds like a great movie. The comedy part is a sure bet to hold everyone's attention. I hope I get a chance to see this.

Cathy W said...

I've got this on my to see list. thanks for the review.
cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Just have to watch this movie. So many great movies of the Christian genre have been made recently, and my heart pounds with love and pride to watch them. I enjoy laughing, it's so healthy and healing. I'll have to check Netflicks to see if I can get it right away. Thanks for reviewing that movie and recommending it as a good watch.