The Bubble (Ha Buah)
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Lulu lives with two gay guys, brooding music lover Noam and flamboyant cafe owner Yali. The roommates' days and nights are spent in typical slacker fashion--hanging out, watching TV, getting laid. They are secular and progressive, but not overly political. Everything changes when Noam meets Ashraf, a cute and intense Palestinian guy, at a checkpoint. Noam is on reserve duty and Ashraf is helping a woman forced to give birth at the roadside--not the best circumstances for a meeting, but something connects them. When Ashraf shows up at Noam's apartment, a powerfully erotic love affair… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%

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"The casting is spot-on; the blend of erotic comedy and political drama is stunningly smooth; the finale is both devastating and inevitable."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"Fox's look at Tel Aviv's politically active youth culture is charming, but the movie's descent into melodramatic schmaltz robs it of its drive."
‑ Sean Means,
"You'd think a movie with characters named Golan and Jihad might be heavy-handed, but writer/director Eytan Fox makes sure the action is based in characterizations that make sense."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"An engaging love story set in Tel Aviv squanders its good vibes with a totally unbelievable violent finale."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"As forcefully optimistic and it is frankly unconvincing, the soapy Israeli-made The Bubble is a cry for peace from the comfort of the couch."
‑ , Toronto Star
"There are three films competing for attention in The Bubble, and they do not always coexist gracefully."
‑ Sarah Boslaugh, Playback:stl
‑ Paula Nechak, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"The Bubble makes a point well worth considering."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It's as if Fox sets out to punish his characters for their ignorance, abandoning a sensitive and occasionally surprising love story in favour of political cliché."
‑ Jason McBride, Globe and Mail
"fascinating and incisive"
‑ Don Willmott,
"This Israeli-made drama is perhaps too overtly political for its own good."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Sometimes perceptive, sometimes formulaic."
‑ Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Daily News
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