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Bubble Boy (2001)

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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 ... See full summary »

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... Jimmy Livingston
... Mrs. Livingston
... Chloe
... Slim
... Mr. Livingston
... Dr. Phreak
... Mark
... Pushpop
... Pappy / Pippy
... Chicken Man
... Lisa, Mark's Sister
... Flipper Boy
... Li'l Zip
... Human Sasquatch
... Rubber Woman
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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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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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The woman in the shop where Jimmy takes the beer is Boti Bliss, the director's wife. See more »

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When Jimmy's parents arrive in Las Vegas the cult bus can be seen arriving behind them. Then, after the casino sequence, the cult bus is seen arriving again. 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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In memory of Simau Puluti, 1954 - 2000. See more »

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References Blazing Saddles (1974) See more »

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Bridal March Parish Church Organ
Arranged by Ray Davies
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Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda been a hit.
6 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

I've just discovered BUBBLE BOY and didn't realize what I'd been missing all these years. One of the few real laugh out loud films. It started off amusingly, then about a quarter of an hour into the film I was creased up on the floor, and stayed that way till the credits rolled. And as for all the critics who apparently complained about the film being cruel and tasteless - don't they understand the concept of humour. Comedy has always been about laughing at other peoples misfortune - whether it's Oliver Hardy accidentally hitting Stan Laurel around the head with a plank of wood, or Frasier Crane trying to hook up with the beautiful woman down the hall and striking out yet again - that's just how it works. However, anyone who has actually watched the film would surely also see that besides being riotously funny, it has a great message. The eponymous character is adventurous and heroic, and Jake Gyllenhaal plays the wide-eyed innocence and enthusiasm with such passion that you can't help but admire both the actor and the character as he makes his journey through life. The underlying message of the film is to not give up on your dreams. To live life to the full. It's about facing the world, and overcoming the obstacles to achieve true happiness. The fact that it has you crying with laughter whilst communicating that message is a bonus. It's now in my top ten of comedy and feel-good movies and I'd recommend this film to anyone.


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