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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.

Director:

Kealan O'Rourke

Writers:

Kealan O'Rourke, Niall Murphy (dialogue) | 1 more credit »

Star:

Alan Rickman
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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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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Rapaz na Bolha See more »

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Budget:

€60,000 (estimated)
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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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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nice
1 January 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

Nice story, remembering classic parables. inspired presence of Alan Rickman. and answer to pressures, in poetic manner, to a child. this poetic side is the best part of a short animation seductive for the art to tell, in right way, old truths. because something missing. the film is beautiful, shining, well made and similar to many others fantasy films. but it is not convincing in real sense. and this is the small sin of it.


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