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Bubble Boy (2001)

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A young man who was born without an immune system and has lived his life within a plastic bubble in his bedroom finds out that the woman he has loved since childhood is about to be married ... See full summary »


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A young man who was born without an immune system and has lived his life within a plastic bubble in his bedroom finds out that the woman he has loved since childhood is about to be married at Niagara Falls, so he builds a portable bubble suit and ventures into the outside world to win her affections. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A journey of 2,755.8 miles begins with a single bounce. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and crude sexual humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 August 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A buborék srác  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,038,349 (USA) (24 August 2001)


$5,002,310 (USA) (12 October 2001)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jake Gyllenhaal and David Carrol Lynch first collaboration. They would later work together on David Fincher's Zodiac (2007) See more »


When Jimmy is sunbathing with Chloe, Bubble Guinea is next to him, although Chloe gives him Bubble Guinea as a present in the very next scene. See more »


Mr. Livingston: tell him.
Mrs. Livingston: what are you talking about, tell him what.
Mr. Livingston: He's not dead. Your not dead, Jimmy.
Mrs. Livingston: He's lying, Jimmy.
Mr. Livingston: tell him, tell him everything.
Mrs. Livingston: you're not dead, Jimmy.
Jimmy: Open his eyes: I'm not?
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, the phreaks can be heard shouting: "Oh, I love Cadillacs!" "Shotgun!" "Shut up, Chicken." "We'll never fit." "Whup that ass!" See more »


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What A Bloody GREAT Movie
5 December 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I caught this movie by mistake after it was broadcast on BBC1 at midnight last night, I just had to go straight out and get the DVD. It only had a one star rating in my television magazine which I think is terrible. It was a highly entertaining film which myself at 26, my 24 year old girlfriend, my 53 year old mother and even my very young daughter highly enjoyed - A really entertaining, pleasant family movie and obviously VERY under-rated in the UK. It was just one laugh after another, a really uplifting, funny story with a not-too over the top ending (although it was a little predictable). I would, however, like to send my respect to the family & friends of Matthew McGrory, as he always played great characters in all of his movies - I was very shocked and upset to hear that he passed away earlier this year, he will be immortalised by all of the great roles that he entertained the world with.

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