Bubble Boy [DVD] [2001]

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Special Features

  • Director's Diary
  • Building a Better Bubble Suit
  • Production Design Gallery
  • Storyboards: Niagara Falls
  • Bright and Shiny Singalong
  • Audio commentary with director Blair Hayes and actor Jake Gyllenhaal
  • French and Spanish subtitles
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Widescreen (2.35:1) enhanced for 16x9 televisions


Bubble Boy
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 life living in a plastic bubble under the doting, overprotective care of his mother (Swoosie Kurtz). Jimmy is in love with his next-door neighbor Chloe (Marley Shelton), so when he learns that she has left for Niagara Falls in order to be married, he's devastated. He quickly assembles a portable "bubble suit" and sets out on a 2,755.8-mile odyssey in order to stop her and proclaim his affection. Along the way, Jimmy experiences a number of adventures, including encounters with freaks, bikers, rock stars, and a cult. Bubble Boy is a comic riff on the classic TV movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976), which starred a young John Travolta. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Jake Gyllenhaal
    Jake Gyllenhaal - Jimmy Livingston
  • Swoosie Kurtz
    Swoosie Kurtz - Mrs. Livingston
  • Marley Shelton
    Marley Shelton - Chloe
  • Danny Trejo
    Danny Trejo - Slim
  • John Carroll Lynch
    John Carroll Lynch - Mr. Livingston

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