What do you get when you combine goofy humor, an eldest child who has brought up the rest of his siblings due to their parents' death, a burned-out druggie who promises he's clean, a selfish and greedy shopaholic, a teenage boy who is struggling to find himself, another teen boy whose mother is an alcoholic, a beautiful lawyer, a new girl at school who wants to live a pure life, and silly physical comedy?
You get, "Bringing Up Bobby."
When I first viewed the trailer for this DVD, I wasn't convinced that I'd like it. There have been some great comedies done over the years which involve physical comedy, and I'm not the biggest fan of that style of entertainment. Sorry! I love humor and love to laugh, but I guess I'm just a bit on the particular side when it comes to watching humorous movies.
Well, we watched this DVD last night, and while it won't be one that we will watch over and over again, we did laugh and enjoy it. I just knew that my husband would like some parts of this movie...and I was right.
When my husband and I were first married, he used to tease me by jokingly smoothing down his eyebrows in a funny way. I would laugh and giggle, but it also made me shudder. He did this often, to see my reactions! I'm just not a huge fan of that style of physical humor. Well, they actually do a funny rendition of "smoothin' down those eyebrows" more than once in this movie, and I just knew that my husband would think this was hilarious! I was right. He laughed and laughed, and when the movie was finished, he imitated this part of the movie several times until I was ready to gag. Ha!
If you enjoy the physical humor of Jim Carey (he's not really my style), and you also appreciate movies with a godly message and theme that are family friendly, you will probably really enjoy Bringing Up Bobbie. I actually liked the movie better than I liked the trailer.
James Wyler is a responsible, intelligent man who happens to enjoy dancing and cooking pancakes ... at the same time. He's spent the last twelve years raising his siblings, which meant skipping college and staying away from the ladies. From boxing matches to serious talks while dressed in costume, he knows how to make parenting fun. A goofball around women, nobody knows what will happen now that he has a crush on his sister's lawyer.
Bobby Wyler is about to celebrate his sixteenth birthday. Around his friends, he's comfortable, but in challenging situations, he's shy and willing to change his image to impress. Much like his older brother, Bobby is awkward around girls. That could be because Bobby is unsure of who he is and what he believes about God. But if James has anything to say about it, Bobby is going to make the time to figure that out.
Dennis Wyler is a happy-go-lucky, hairy, extremely friendly wanderer who is never content to stay in one place for long. On the lamb from a pack of anarchists (don't ask), he finds himself back at home to settle matters with his parents' estate so he can pay off his debt to ... the anarchists. His on-going love affairs with flannel shirts, cammo pants, and all things dairy have served him well in his travels around the world. Though he is generally fearless, he's never been able to "shed" his fear of the family storage area.
Andrea Wyler is a shopaholic who delights in pushing around the men in her life. She uses her charm, whit, and legal power to wrap people around her fingers. Her taste in gaudy clothing and the finer things in life make her hard to miss. Not given to manual labor, she happily pushes work onto her husband, Walter. Andrea will stop at nothing to get everything she wants.
Eric, Bobby's best friend, is a Goth teenager with a tough life. Taking responsibility for his alcoholic mother often keeps him up late at night, which means he is falling behind at school. But Eric's sense of humor allows him to fit in well with James and Bobby, even as he looks toward an uncertain future.
Liz is the new girl in town. Just a few days in school and already the boys are making their moves. But Liz is cautious, not willing to become friends with the fellas until they prove that they want more than just her looks. A strong Christian, Liz believes in encouraging others to follow after the Lord. Busy between school and work, she's a smart, honest young woman who is always ready with a smile and an encouraging word.
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