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Bubble (I) (2005)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  27 January 2006 (USA)
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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 L. Wee ...
Kyle's Mother (as Laurie Lee)
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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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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Budget:

$1,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$145,382 (USA) (17 February 2006)
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strange, but short
5 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

I just saw this at the Venice Film Festival, and can't quite decide about it. We were never allowed to get close enough to any of the characters to care about them. Maybe that was the point, that we are all in a "bubble" of our own, but these people didn't compel me to be concerned about them or shocked at their various fates. At a running time of just over an hour, the characters weren't very well developed. Lots of time was devoted to shots of factory equipment (forklifts, conveyor belts, shovels); and the slightly-creepy-looking baby dolls with surprisingly lifelike eyes, that most of the characters made for a living, were somehow more interesting than the live people. An interesting experiment, but somehow it never quite came together.


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