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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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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  »

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Box Office

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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the fact that this was filmed in Super 35, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits. See more »

Goofs

When Jimmy calls Mark from the payphone in the gas station, a crew member is reflected in the cabinet window behind Mark. See more »

Quotes

Emcee: [Hands envelope to Chloe] Here, for your honeymoon!
Chloe: What is it?
Emcee: 500 dolla!
Chloe: 500 dollars?
Emcee: 500 dolla!
Jimmy: 500 dollars?
Emcee: 500 dolla!
Jimmy: 500 dolla!
Emcee: 500 dolla!
Jimmy: 500 dolla!
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Crazy Credits

The "Bright & Shiny" song plays during the first part of the end credits. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976) See more »

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Hula Hoop
Written by Dan Schaffer & Chris Barnard
Performed by The Mopes
Courtesy of Lookout Records
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I wish my mom was like bubble boy's...
3 September 2002 | by (TN) – See all my reviews

well, NOT really. The mom is what made this movie very funny. Her character was great, especially with all the not so nice things she did and said, but then in the next sentence she would praise Jesus. I also got a kick out of all the weird characters bubble boy meets on his trip to Niagra Falls.

This movie was so much better than a lot of other comedies. I guess all the controversy over the fact this movie makes fun of people who really live in bubbles is what killed it at the theater. If I'd known this was actually worth watching, I would have seen it a lot sooner.

FINAL VERDICT: Remember this is a comedy. Don't take it so seriously. This movie is silly; it is not trying to be offensive. Just take it for what it is worth and you will laugh and have a good time. This is definitely worth the 90 minutes it takes to watch it.


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