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Set against the backdrop of a decaying Midwestern town, a murder becomes the focal point of three people who work in a doll factory.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Martha
Omar Cowan ...
Martha's Father
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Kyle (as Dustin Ashley)
Phyllis Workman ...
Bakery Shopkeeper
Laurie Lee ...
Kyle's Mother
Daniel R. Christian ...
Factory Supervisor
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Rose
Madison Wilkins ...
Jesse
K. Smith ...
Jake
Decker Moody ...
Detective Don Taylor
Thomas R. Davis ...
Sergeant Davis
Ross Clegg ...
CSI
Scott Smeeks ...
Officer Smeeks
M. Stephen Deem ...
Pawn Shop Owner
Leonora K. Hornbeck ...
Tackle Shopkeeper
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Storyline

In a small North American town, the middle age Martha and the twenty and something years old Kyle work in a doll factory. Martha nurses her old father and usually gives a lift to Kyle, who works also in the night-shift cleaning a shovel factory. When the young single mother Rose is hired to work with airbrush and stencils in the factory, she is befriended by Kyle and Martha. In a Friday night, Rose hires Martha to work as babysitter of her two year old daughter Jesse and Martha finds that she is dating Kyle. Rose returns back home early after stealing Kyle's savings, and Martha witnesses Jesse's father Jake accusing Rose of stealing weed and money from his house. On the next morning, Rose is found strangled in her house and Detective Don Taylor interviews Jake, Kyle and Martha along his investigation. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Another Steven Soderbergh Experience

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$70,664 (USA) (27 January 2006)

Gross:

$145,382 (USA) (17 February 2006)
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This movie came out brilliantly.
29 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bubble is a shockingly brilliant record of our time. I voted it a nine. How could it get an R rating for "language" though? There's little harsh language. I'm thinking that the ratings people were shocked and upset with the harshly real portrait of the banal life so many Americans are forced to lead due to the double edged sword of an economic system/culture that exploits so many workers while inundating them with consumerist mentality. People holding down multiple jobs without any hope of ever "getting ahead." All work, little play - with little else to do other than watch television if there is free time. This is a harsh movie because it is such a clear depiction of the hopelessness that many youth are headed for. Imagine the consequences if they are allowed to see it?


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