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Bubble Boy (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Biography, Comedy  |  24 August 2001 (USA)
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"Bubble Boy" is a comedy about a young man who was born without an immune system and has lived his life within a plastic bubble in his bedroom. When he finds out that the woman he has loved... See full summary »

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"Bubble Boy" is a comedy about a young man who was born without an immune system and has lived his life within a plastic bubble in his bedroom. When he finds out that the woman he has loved since childhood is about to be married at Niagara Falls, 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)  »

Also Known As:

A buborék srác  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Slim's ill-fated chopper is based around a Triumph motorcycle See more »

Goofs

The lights are clearly visible many times, especially in the sequence when Jimmy rolls down the stairs. See more »

Quotes

Slim: What are you, some kind of Astronaut?
Jimmy: No, I'm some kind of bubble boy.
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There are no opening credits other than the title. See more »

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References Land of the Lost (1974) See more »

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Land of the Lost Ending Theme
Performed by Jake Gyllenhaal & Dweezil Zappa
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Not as Dumb as it Looks
24 November 2004 | by (Indiana, USA) – 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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