Roller-coaster freakshow of John Waters-ish fun
It's obvious reading the comments here that the people who got this film
completely got it and those who didn't did not understand it at all. I
griped about how dumb this looked when it was released (the ad campaign
a joke) and never had any intention of seeing it. But Gylenhaal bowled
over in `The Good Girl,' so I decided I had to see his other
The film's certainly not for all tastes, but will appeal to people who've
liked John Waters' films from the past decade. Yes, it's politically
incorrect. But that's a big part of the fun! Most of the jokes are
delivered with a dry sense of irony (case in point, the guy in the ticket
booth). The entire cast gives hilarious performances from Swoosie Kurtz
an outrageous psycho-mother performance to `Working's Arden Myrin as
head-Lorraine, the psycho cult-follower. A big part of the fun is that
of the characters ARE psycho and off-kilter. Much like the TV-series
Oblongs,' the psychos in this film aren't scarred by their shortcomings,
they revel in them... Which is why it isn't offensive unless you're
politically correct and easily offended.
It feels like this movie should have been made 20 years ago. It has a
'80s feel to it, and the multiple `Land of the Lost' references (the
scene is hysterical) feel about 15 years out of place. There's no
sexual humor, which is both refreshing and unusual in this post-`There's
Something About Mary' age of films. It just has a twisted-wholesome 80s
sense about it.
My one and only complaint is the running time. At 83 mins, it left me
wanting more. Many of the scenes seem choppy, as if big parts of the
are missing (Bubble Boy's confrontation with Dr. Phreak for one). The
entire opening sequence seems as if it should have gone on longer, and
instead they compensated with voice-overs and musical overdubs to push it
forward faster. It wouldn't bother me if there were a `deleted scenes'
section on the DVD, but like most of Touchstone's DVD releases, there's
little for extras.
All in all, a great little underrated film!.
buster087 watch Firewall movie
siam80 watch Apache Rifles movie
jakeyboilol watch On The Buses movie
it is ok.
Cmund watch The Hottie And The Nottie movie
Excellent :) Very good.
kevin_floro watch The Prophet's Game movie
is a awsome movie .
is a alright movie .
bubble boy is a good movie and so is 300..
very funny movie!!! i love it so much.
So I was expecting for me to think this was the dumbest movie ever, but
I was pleasantly surprised with how entertained I was. While incredibly
ridiculous and unbelievable, it was pretty funny and interesting. Jake
Gyllenhaal was slightly miscast in my opinion, but still delivered a
quirky and charming performance as the "Bubble boy". Really, all the
supporting characters were hilarious as well. Perhaps some of the humor
is a bit too "out there" for everyone, but I think some people will
appreciate the film's creativity and originality. While still following
the rom-com formula, this movie is still a step above and a breath of