Bubble Boy
Bubble Boy (2001)

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… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 15, 2002
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Critic Score
29%
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User Score
49%



Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Bubble Boy bounces along with lame, offensive jokes that are more tasteless than funny.

Dan Via
Washington Post

Hayes shows a deft touch with both cartoony slapstick and character-based comedy and manages to create moments of real poignancy in between.

Nick Rutigliano
Village Voice

Hollywood monstrosities all, and boy are they scary!

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Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide

The film is only sporadically funny, and it's frequently in poor taste, but it's got energy to spare, and Gyllenhaal's performance gives it a soul.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

Seldom has a more misguided movie escaped from a major studio than Touchstone's Bubble Boy.

Bruce Fretts
Entertainment Weekly

After enduring only a few minutes of this shrill debacle, you'll feel more trapped in the theater than Jimmy is by his bubble.

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Rebecca Murray
About.com

Bubble Boy is a strange, bizarre, twisted romantic comedy.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

This amazingly tasteless, gross-out comedy is full of cruel jokes, stupid characters, schmaltzy sentimentality and situations that make no sense.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

Certainly the meanest-spirited film ever associated with the Disney hallmark.

Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...the most anti-human movie to surface since Showgirls.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
A silly, not very funny, and forgetable film. Rotten.
Dean McKenna
I think this comedy film is awesome with a delightfully goofy plot. The entire cast gives hilarious performances from Swoosie Kurtz in an outrageous… More
Manu Gino
Life is an adventure. Don't blow it. Cool good movie! This movie was as good as it was funny, perfect balance. It's kinda short but it's enough… More
KJ Proulx
I laughed very hard! This is an awesome movie!
Conner Rainwater
Jake Gyllenhaal as a comedic superstar. This is a really funny movie, but it's also got a really good message about living life and taking risks. While… More
Lady D'arbanville
First of all Jake Gyllenhaal needs to bow his head in shame at this one, his only saving grace perhaps is if this was the first film he ever starred in, he is… More

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