The Bubble
The Bubble (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: September 7, 2007
DVD Release Date: February 12, 2008
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Critic Score: 53% 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.

Sean P. Means

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.

Hannah Brown
Jerusalem Post

Director Eytan Fox has taken a clear look at how many Israelis actually live and has made a vibrant, engaging movie that reflects reality.

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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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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Director Eytan Fox may believe that Middle East politics are an obstruction to happiness, but his movie uses the tensions of the region like badly spaced speed bumps.

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Sarah Boslaugh

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

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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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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

I am not sure what the point of the movie is supposed to be, but [director] Fox, his cast and his collaborators are singularly unconvincing in their abruptly shifting gears between comedy and tragedy.

Don Willmott

fascinating and incisive

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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