Bubble Boy is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Blair Hayes and written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. The movie was inspired by The Boy in the Plastic Bubble. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Swoosie Kurtz, Marley Shelton, Danny Trejo, John Carrol Lynch.
A musical by the same name was written by the same authors and first performed in 2008.
Plot[edit | edit source]
A boy named Jimmy Livingston was born without an immune system and because of this, he is forced to live in a bubble dome in his bedroom, which has led students at a local high school to nickname him "Bubble Boy." But when Jimmy discovers that a new girl, Chloe, has moved in next door, he is immediately taken with her beauty. They immediately become fast friends, much to Mrs. Livingston's jealousy. One day, Chloe announces that she is leaving for Niagara Falls to marry Mark, a man who always ridiculed Jimmy. And so Jimmy builds a mobile bubble suit and sneaks off into the night, determined to stop the wedding before it is too late.
Cast[edit | edit source]
- Jake Gyllenhaal as Jimmy Livingston
- Swoosie Kurtz as Mrs. Livingston
- Marley Shelton as Chloe
- Danny Trejo as Slim
- John Carroll Lynch as Mr. Livingston
- Verne Troyer as Dr. Phreak
- Dave Sheridan as Mark
- Brian George as Pushpop
- Patrick Cranshaw as Pappy/Pippy
- Ever Carradine as Lisa
- Beetlejuice as Lil' Zip
- Fabio Lanzoni as Gil
- Zach Galifianakis as Bus Stop Man
- Arden Myrin as Lorraine
- Pablo Schreiber as Todd