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The Boy in the Bubble (2011)

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Rupert, a ten year old boy, falls hopelessly in love for the first time. When it all goes terribly wrong, he wishes never to experience heartache again. Turning to a book of magic, he invokes a spell to shield him from emotion forever.

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Rupert, a ten year old boy, falls hopelessly in love for the first time. When it all goes terribly wrong, he wishes never to experience heartache again. Turning to a book of magic, he invokes a spell to shield him from emotion forever.

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A huge fan of classic horror movies, director Kealan O'Rourke paid homage to one of his favorites; James Whale's Frankenstein, by basing the narration of the trailer for The Boy in the Bubble on the original introduction from the 1931 classic. See more »

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Nicely done
27 October 2015 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

"The Boy in the Bubble" is an Irish 8-minute animated short film from 4 years ago written and directed by Kealan O'Rourke. For him, it was (according to IMDb) the last effort as a writer, but not as a director. A bit of a pity he did not enter full feature territory afterward as I can certainly see some talent in this little movie. This also includes narrator Alan Rickman obviously, who once again gets in touch with the wonderful world of magic, even if it is not so wonderful in this little movie. A boy gets left by his girlfriend and decides to enter a magic bubble, so he will never get hurt by any girl again in the future. Doesn't work out as planned in the end and that's a good thing. The animation will probably not appeal to everybody, but i liked just like the story, which is cute and smart at the same time. Good watch and I recommend it. Certainly an underseen little film.


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