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When 20-something filmmaking brothers Chris and Nick Staron were told it's impossible to make a Christian comedy, they felt challenged and wanted to do something about it. Bringing Up Bobby is the result. I wouldn't say it's impossible but I would say...it's quite difficult as seen in Bringing Up Bobby. Considering their budget limitation, their effort is to be commended.
Bringing up Bobby is the story of the Wyler family dealing with identity issue and their parents' will. The family reunion wreaks havoc. Four siblings...greed...fear...deception...searching for acceptance. The movie attempts to teach that family shouldn’t be divided by money, that you need to “own” your faith, and that you need to stand up for what is right even if it costs you dearly. Unfortunately, the message loses its impact because the characters and the resolution were not believable. At times, it seems they try too hard to be funny. The "War Table" is interesting but a little confusing to me. I was disappointed at first that the main character who is a Christian lies and hides money, but I later realize that they try to be realistic by showing that Christians are not perfect and still need God to guide them.
I applaud Chris and Nick Staron for taking on the challenge and for inserting Christian values in this movie. There are great truths and lessons. However, the humor department doesn't work out so well, partly because the acting is not very convincing. It's more "silly" than "funny". If you don't expect too much from this movie as a comedy, then you may enjoy it as a clean family-friendly movie.
The official website for the movie is http://www.bringingupbobbymovie.com/ . Their fan page on Facebook is http://www.facebook.com/bringingupbobby .
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By the way, my family and I enjoyed their first movie, Between the Walls.