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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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Storyline

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 »


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 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

Jake Gyllenhaal loved falling over for fun in the bubble suit, at random times during filming. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Jimmy: Pappy told me about Poon
[bang]
Jimmy: , but he never said anything about Poonanny, Pippy.
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In memory of Simau Puluti, 1954 - 2000. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind (2007) See more »

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Hell on Wheels
Written and Performed by Betty Blowtorch
Courtesy of Food Chain Records
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I wish my mom was like bubble boy's...
3 September 2002 | by 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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