I bet if you haven't seen this movie, you probably think it looks very stupid. Afterall, it didn't gain alot of momentum at the box office and who knows-- maybe you haven't even heard of this movie until recently. I'm telling you right now, point blank and honest to god, this movie is fantastic. To be honest, I had my reservations, but I bought this movie not knowing what to expect and am very happy with it.
It stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Jimmy, a boy who is confined to a bubble because he was born without any immunitites. He lives day to day stuck in his room eating his moms germ-free, fat-free cookies, and while you'd think he'd be bored out of his mind, he comes up with ways to stay entertained, like played the theme from "Land of the Lost" on his guitar. Then Chloe moves next door, and from then on he's hooked. When she tells him one day that she's getting married and then leaves for Niagra Falls, Jimmy gathers up his courage and leaves the confines of his bubble room in his new bubble suit.
He meets alot of interesting characters along the way, like the Bright and Shiny Cult, a maniac on a motorcylce, and a group of circus freaks. It seems like it would be too much going on, but it's really not, it keeps the movie flowing and provides alot of laugh factors.
This movie may be a bit "out there," but not so far away that alot of different people who like alot of different movies won't be able to enjoy it. I think everyone would like this movie if they gave it a shot and watched it. And if not, that person isn't much of a movie person afterall if he can't find something to like about this charming movie.
I recommend this to everyone. It doesn't matter who you are, this movie is worth seeing, even if it's just for the sake of saying, "Yeah, I saw that one." But honestly, there's alot to love about this film. See it!