The Bubble (Ha Buah)
The Bubble (Ha Buah) (2007)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 12, 2008
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Critic Score: 51% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Hartl
Seattle Times

The casting is spot-on; the blend of erotic comedy and political drama is stunningly smooth; the finale is both devastating and inevitable.

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Sean Means
Film.com

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.

Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

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.

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Toronto Star

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.

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Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl

There are three films competing for attention in The Bubble, and they do not always coexist gracefully.

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Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Engrossing.

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Jason McBride
Globe and Mail

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.

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Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com

fascinating and incisive

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Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

This Israeli-made drama is perhaps too overtly political for its own good.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
paul sandberg
set in the mid east, amidst all the hostility, this film shows gays and their friends trying to ignore the politics and simply live their lives. there were… More
William Dunmyer
[size=3]"The Bubble" is a challenging, compassionate film that examines the human toll of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by building a story around… More
Sylvester Kuo
The film broadened my mind on what is it like to live in Israel. Despite life being harsh on the main characters, they still try to live up their everyday life… More