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Bubble Boy (2001)

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

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Life is an adventure. Don't blow it. See more »


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

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24 August 2001 (USA)  »

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A buborék srác  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,038,349, 26 August 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,002,310, 14 October 2001
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The danger sign at the top of the waterfall has a big red 'No Bubble people' symbol on it. See more »

Goofs

In the opening sequence, the camera is reflected in the bubble of Jimmy's hermetically sealed bassinette. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Livingston: ...and the prince climbed up Rapunzel's hair to the top of the tower and said, "Come with me, and we'll live happily ever after." Then Rapunzel left her plastic bubble and died. The end.
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In memory of Simau Puluti, 1954 - 2000. See more »

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References Help! (1965) See more »

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Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)
Music by Bill Conti
Lyrics by Carol Connors and Ayn Robbins
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Not as Dumb as it Looks
24 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

When I rented it, I was expecting to be disappointed. What a shock! An awesome film with a delightfully goofy plot. I did not find it offensive in any reagrd. In fact, I disagree with those who have called the film "stupid" or "dumb" or void of any real social commentary. In a nutshell, Almost everyone Jimmy encounters on his adventure is trapped in their own self imposed bubble. Truth is, we all find ways to insulate ourselves from the world, and impose "Bubbles" to convince ourselves of non-existent limitations that prevent us from being and doing what we want. The film's irony and beauty lies in the fact that while Jimmy's bubble is the most obvious, he is the free-est character in the film. He refuses to accept the limitations of his bubble, and will follow his heart no matter what the cost. How many of us can look in the mirror and say the same about ourselves? Well worth the cost of rental. One of the least recognized film jewels of the century so far.


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