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Chasing Bubbles (2016)

A documentary about the journey and spirit of Alex Rust, a farm boy turned day trader from Indiana who, at 25, abandoned his yuppie life in Chicago, bought a modest sailboat, and set out to sail around the world, learning as he journeyed.




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Alex Rust Alex Rust ... Self
Ross Gerber Ross Gerber ... Self
Jim Ramirez Jim Ramirez ... Self


In 2008, a farm boy from Indiana named Alex Rust was working at The Chicago Board of Trade. He found success, but not happiness. At the age of 25 Alex quit his job and drove to Florida in search of something better. He traded his old minivan for a small sailboat he found on Craigslist. Alex taught himself how to sail with the help of a 'Sailing For Dummies' book. On New Years Eve 2008 Alex set sail from Florida with 2 friends, and headed towards the Bahamas, never looking back. What followed was a 4 year adventure that took Alex to the farthest corners of the globe. Alex's relentlessness and appetite for risky behavior made for a grand adventure every American boy once dreams of - but at what cost? 'Chasing Bubbles' is the story of one man's search for fulfillment by pushing everything in his world to the absolute limit.

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Good Movie / Sad Tale for Our Time
2 October 2020 | by Erik-Movie-ReviewsSee all my reviews

This was a good movie and an amazing accomplishment. Basically, the Tale of a young Millennial, who is unable to get traction in his life or career and decides to go off road with his life and try something different. Through inherited money, this adventure for Alex and his merry band is made possible, and continues until the final destination is reached, or perhaps money runs out.

The movie was great to watch but should serve as a cautionary tale about the reality of not finding either oneself or meaning to one's life through adventure or travel. Very unfortunate, lonely, and predictable end.

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21 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Chicago, Illinois, USA

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