• Bubble Boy (2001)

Bubble Boy

Release Date: August 24th, 2001

DVD Release Date: January 15th, 2002

PG-13 |1 hr 24 min

Plot Summary

A coming-of-age comedy follows the life of Jimmy Livingston (Jake Gyllenhaal), a young man born without immunities and raised in a manufactured world provided by his well-intentioned, but misguided mother (Swoosie Kurtz). But when he realizes that he's in love with Chloe (Marley Shelton), the girl next door, he has no choice but to build a mobile bubble suit, and set off across the country to Niagara Falls, to stop Chloe's wedding -- which is only seven days away -- in time to confess his love.

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Swoosie Kurtz, Marley Shelton, Danny Trejo, John Carroll Lynch, Verne Troyer, Dave Sheridan, Brian George

Director: Blair Hayes

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Germ Free Productions

Distributors: Touchstone Pictures

Keywords: Love interest , Father , Lighthearted , Pursuit , Forbidden love , Marriage , Mother , Charming , 2000s ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Edward GuthmannSan Francisco Chronicle

    This movie has a sweetness at its core. show more

  • 50
    Charles SavageMiami Herald

    Belongs to that genre of movie that works hard to achieve a certain twisted and demented wit. show more

  • 50
    USA Today

    Though there are some funny sequences, the frothy Bubble Boy evaporates without delivering enough belly laughs. show more

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