Bubble Boy Synopsis
A teen (Jake Gyllenhaal) embarks on a cross-country trip to stop a wedding.
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Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
The bubble-kid moms can whine all they want, but Bubble Boy is a liberated movie --liberated from tastefulness, of course, but also from...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
This movie has a sweetness at its core.
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50

Miami Herald

By Charles Savage
Belongs to that genre of movie that works hard to achieve a certain twisted and demented wit.
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50

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
There's always been room for rudeness in humor. In fact, it can be invigorating. But Bubble Boy goes through the motions of being...
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50

USA Today

Though there are some funny sequences, the frothy Bubble Boy evaporates without delivering enough belly laughs.
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38

Baltimore Sun

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It seems that in the movies, at least, there is a limit to how far low expectations can take you.
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38

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Fitfully funny at best, it's a sophomoric, facetious road comedy.
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30

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Hard though this antic farce tries to be outrageous, its satirical jabs at American culture are obvious and juvenile, as is the use of...
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25

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The bubble-boy niche is thankfully small. John Travolta began his career playing one in a TV movie, but this movie will undoubtedly finish...
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Entertainment Weekly

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After enduring only a few minutes of this shrill debacle, you'll feel more trapped in the theater than Jimmy is by his bubble.
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Rated PG-13 | For Language and Crude Sexual Humor