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Bubble Boy [DVD] [2001]

Release Date:01/15/2002
Bubble Boy is Touchstone's comedic tale of a boy without any natural immunity to disease and his germ-proof bubble environment. Touchstone's Bubble Boy DVD is anything but sterile, however, providing a fertile variety of special features. In the film, "Bubble Boy" Jake Gyllenhaal constructs a portable bubble suit in order to travel through an unfamiliar world and try to reclaim the woman (Marley Shelton) he loves. Gyllenhaal and director Blair Hayes provide a commentary track as one of the DVD's special features. There is also a "director's diary" feature, which has Hayes ruminating during the filming of various scenes. Other extras include a feature on how the bubble suit was designed, a production design gallery, a look at the storyboards of a certain sequence, and a "bright and shiny" singalong (watch the movie, it'll make sense). The DVD presents the film in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound and a widescreen version in a 2.35:1 aspect ratio enhanced for 16x9 televisions.

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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

    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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