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  • Bonkers (2005)
  • 83 min | Comedy, Drama
Bonkers (2005)
83 min | Comedy, Drama

Bonnie, a nine-year-old single child, is part of a family of three living in the Netherlands. They have a love of elephants, passed on by Bonnie's grandfather's grandfather who worked on a game reserve in Africa, and Bonnie feels that she ...See moreBonnie, a nine-year-old single child, is part of a family of three living in the Netherlands. They have a love of elephants, passed on by Bonnie's grandfather's grandfather who worked on a game reserve in Africa, and Bonnie feels that she instinctively does things like an elephant as a result. Her single mother, Lis, is bi-polar and at times spends days on end without even getting out of bed. Then there are other times when she will manically do wild acts, such as impromptu dancing in public. As a result, Bonnie's sturdy and stable grandmother must hold the family together by doing all the cooking, etc. After her grandmother is killed by a car, Bonnie becomes the most responsible family member and struggles with preparing meals and getting her reluctant mother to take her medication. She also must dodge Jorien, a social worker who is attempting to place her in a foster home. When her friend from school, Koos, gets a new brother Bonnie decides that this is the solution to fight the loneliness caused by her grandmother's absence, and pleads with her mother to provide her with a brother. She starts a search for eligible men to accomplish this mission. Ultimately, the arrival of an elephant in their garden leads to a change in the makeup of the family. Written by Brian Greenhalgh See less
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Feb 17, 2007 (United States)

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28 cast members
Name Known for
Jesse Rinsma
Bonnie Bonnie   See fewer
Leny Breederveld
Grandmother Grandmother   See fewer
Edo Brunner
Teacher Teacher   See fewer
Eva van der Gucht
Koos' Mother Koos' Mother   See fewer
Luk D'Heu
Brandweercommandant Brandweercommandant   See fewer
Rachid van der Veer
Schoolvriendje Schoolvriendje   See fewer
Leo Smit
Vader Koos Vader Koos   See fewer
Stef de Jong
Broertje Koos Broertje Koos   See fewer
Pé de Jong
Broertje Koos Broertje Koos   See fewer
Sjoerd de Heus
Broertje Koos Broertje Koos   See fewer
Martin Koolhoven
Kaartjesverkoper Kaartjesverkoper   See fewer
Gerard Derwort
Schoolhoofd Schoolhoofd   See fewer
Bob Fosko
Agent 1 Agent 1   See fewer
Lutz Freiwald
Dompteur Olifant Dompteur Olifant   See fewer
Natasja Loturco
Kassajuffrouw Kassajuffrouw   See fewer
Rainer Polsz
Jongleur Jongleur   See fewer
J. Daanhuizen
Buschauffeur Buschauffeur   See fewer
Onno Slotje
Man met hond Man met hond   See fewer
Alexis Bron
Marktkoopman Marktkoopman   See fewer
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