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Bubble Boy (2001)

Cast: Seth Arnett, Seth Arnett, Jake Gyllenhaal, more...
Director: Blair Hayes, Blair Hayes
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Studio: Walt Disney Video
Genre: Comedies, Quest, Road Movies
Running Time: 84 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Synopsis
Jake Gyllenhaal, the young star of the critically well-received October Sky (1999), follows up that film with this offbeat comedy. Gyllenhaal stars as Jimmy Livingston, a teenager with an immune system deficiency who has spent his entire life living in a plastic bubble under the doting, overprotective care of his mother (Swoosie Kurtz). Jimmy is in love with his next-door neighbor Chloe (Marley Shelton), so when he learns that she has left for Niagara Falls in order to be married, he's devastated. He quickly assembles a portable "bubble suit" and sets out on a 2,755.8-mile odyssey in order to stop her and proclaim his affection. Along the way, Jimmy experiences a number of adventures, including encounters with freaks, bikers, rock stars, and a cult. Bubble Boy is a comic riff on the classic TV movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976), which starred a young John Travolta. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide

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Odd Moments in an Odd Film by maxblechman July 8, 2002 - 6:34 PM PDT
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5 out of 6 members found this review helpful
What would seem like a typical teen flick plot (oddball teenage boy and class beauty get together) has a bland, yet pleasant consistency. It's a watchable comedy with unsettling moments of rough reality.




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