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

Early promotional material credited Michael Kalesniko as one of the writers. See more »

Goofs

The skid wheels can be seen under the cult bus as it skids while chasing Bubble Boy's plane. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: [narrating] I had my reading.
Jimmy, 8 Years Old: [reading a Highlights magazine] I wish they had more than one magazine in the world, Mom.
Mrs. Livingston: So do I, dear.
Jimmy: [narrating] My favourite T.V. show, "Land Of The Lost".
Jimmy, 10 Years Old: [while watching television] I wish T.V.'s had more than one channel, Mom.
Mrs. Livingston: So do I, dear.
Jimmy: [narrating] And I had the best teacher in the whole wide world.
Jimmy, 10 Years Old: [reading an essay] "And then, the Indians decided to move to the reservations, where they could open casinos and sell tax-free cigarettes, and stay out of the ...
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

U Can't Touch This
Written by M.C. Hammer, Rick James and Alonzo Miller
Performed by M.C. Hammer
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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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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