Bubble Boy is a 2001 comedy film directed by Blair Hayes and stars Jake Gyllenhaal in the title role. The film is a comedic remake of the film The Boy in the Plastic Bubble which was a drama film starring John Travolta. Jimmy Livingston is a boy born without an immune system. Because of this, he is forced to live in a bubble dome in his bedroom in Palmdale, California (Bubble Boy was filmed mostly in Palmdale, California.) For this reason, his neighbors nickname him Bubble Boy. Jimmy's mother, a devout right-wing Christian and antisocial, only exposes him to Highlights magazine and the Land of the Lost television show for entertainment. When he is a teenager, a girl named Chloe moves in next door. Jimmy is immediately taken with her, even though his mother warns him that Chloe does not seem like the kind of girl Jesus would befriend. Despite his mother's warning, Jimmy and Chloe become good friends. They develop a close relationship. At one point, Chloe tries to come into his bubble, but Jimmy is afraid of contamination and does not let her in. One day, Chloe visits Jimmy and tells him that she is leaving for Niagara Falls to marry her long-time boyfriend, Mark. She announces that
Release Date: August 23, 2001
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