The Boy in the Plastic Bubble details
|Formats:||12 DVD, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||John Travolta, Glynnis O'Connor, Robert Reed, Diana Hyland, Buzz Aldrin|
|Studio:||PRISM LEISURE CORPORATION|
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble
|1hr 35 mins||12|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 35 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
Most helpful review
Early John TravoltaBy Caroline123 from Hertfordshire , 23 Apr 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]This is a very seventies film; if you weren't around then you'll probably find this very dated. Nevertheless I found it tremendously enjoyable for three reasons.
1. This is typical John Travolta in his early, teenage roles, and it is clear why he was then cast in Saturday Night Fever and Grease. He's just so entertaining! Hes got this cocky, strutting mischievous teenage thing going on, yet aso does the sulky, pouting adolescent as well!
2. The premise of the boy having to grow up alienated from his peers, basically, is interesting as we all feel a bit different when we are at that awkward puberty age, we want to fit in, but are so scared of being laughed at. He can see all the other teenagers from his bedroom window and wants to join in...If you know poetry its the old lady from shalot story. So that why I rate it so highly although its not modern, slick and multi-faceted like todays cinematic offerings.
Oh yeah, No. 3, Paul Williams song is so romantic, really capturing the mood of being willing to take a chance with your life just to be able to live simply, riding horses with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face!
Please give this movie a chance - feel for once.By a customer , 13 May 2013This Film is based on a true life story. It is a really nice film to watch. It is a feeling film without any morbid scenes. I think everyone could do with watching this film. this movie could possibly make people think differntly about people who do not fit - in in life in general. This movie can be enjoyed by all the family as well. I loved this movie and yes it does have a happy ending to it. Please watch this movie and give it a chance - feel for once. A well enjoyed movie. :)
Sub-standard in all respectsBy Oozoid (71 reviews) from Ayr , 21 Jan 2012Who would have believed Travolta could recover from this cheesy production? The technical quality is inferior, too. It seems to have been sourced from someone's Betamax home recording off the telly - noise bars and all.
very 70's, but still amazingBy a customer from Reading , 01 Nov 2010amazing story of a boy with no immunities growing up in a plastic bubble. although this is a very 70's flick and of poor quality, john travolta's acting is superb. worth watching just for him.
Double edged sword of the autoimmuneBy J Todd from Aberdeen, Scotland , 16 Mar 2008Car crash TV - dont want to look, but we do. A must see for fans of deep-thought, biography, sociology, medicine, sci-fi philosophy, 'realism', and Travolta.
Problems: The physical quality of DVD is poor, origional 70's video quality (very poor)sound and picture. Very low budget production. Stunted dialogue & performances.
Plus: The facts and soul of this film trancsend any restrictions, i.e. Travolta gives his best ever performance, as a teen who is not allowed to have contact with teen girls, because it would cause his death! The way he plays it, you know this is real, someone really suffered deprivation for this story.
It is not said in film, but if you research base story (CH4 documentary available) you will find that origional protagonist was beaten by contamination (The real documentary is soulless, but seen with Travolta film, a whole knew level of understanding is unlocked).
Watch this film with the CH4 documentary, plus any ideas you get from your family members who are afflicted with autoimmune disease and you will be on your way to understanding the myre that the UK is sinking into. This film may be old & knackered, but it's poignant!
Nostalgia valueBy a customer from Derbyshire, England , 10 Sep 2005This looks like an American made-for-TV movie and is only likely to appeal to you if (a) you enjoyed it when you were young, and/or (b) you are a big John Travolta fan. It's fun to see big star Travolta as a very young man. But unless you have a special reason for seeing this film, you're unlikely to be impressed - not least because the colour and sound quality have deteriorated and not been restored for DVD release.