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The Bubble

Published April 30, 2022

The Bubble

Film info

  • Title The Bubble
  • Director Judd Apatow
  • Year 2022
  • Run time 2hrs 6m
  • Genre Comedy
  • Tagline Where will you be when disaster strikes?

Sneaking out. Hooking up. Melting down. The cast and crew of a blockbuster action franchise attempt to shoot a sequel while quarantining at a posh hotel.

Live blog

Time Comment
0:34 “It’s their moon now.”
6:40 Two weeks until hug-ready.
9:03 Of course, it does go lower than 4% but that’s a rough number.
12:49 “I mean, who defines what a cult is?”
17:10 TikTok as a montage is new… but I’m loving it.
23:48 “That was private, also I didn’t say it.”
31:15 I like the idea he’s only allowed to go up in the helicopter, and not down.
36:40 “We wouldn’t be crossing bubbles, we would just be making a new bubble.”
46:59 Workout in a mirror is insane. The last thing I want to look at is myself.
53:34 Every day, I eat the Kit Kat in the mini bar, and then I come back, and there’s a new Kit Kat. I’m not giving this up."
1:09:38 Every time I think I’m getting a handle on this movie, something else bizarre happens… like the hand of one of the actors being shot off.
1:18:55 The green screen kiss is a new one.
1:30:31 “There are no answers.” “But there are drugs.”
1:44:51 The James McAvoy cameo is amazing.
1:56:19 I would watch the Skittles movie.

Thoughts

Mixed feelings about this movie. It’s a great cast doing the best that they can with a pretty poor script - the occasional funny line drowns under endless chatter about how inconvenienced they are by this global pandemic. I know it’s trying to be tongue-in-cheek and Hollywood letting us know that they know how privileged they are, but it doesn’t really come across like that. Also they tried to make it sound worse than it was - trapped in a posh hotel! - but they were clearly being shuttled to and from the studio, which didn’t really become clear until nearer the end… it’s a bit of a mess.

Pedro Pascal really shines, as he always does, and Iris did a great job to stand out in a family movie. And I really did like that James McAvoy cameo. “WHY ARE YOU RUNNING?”

Rating: 2 / 5

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