The Boy in the Plastic Bubble
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When I watch it now, a tear still comes to my eye because of the "overall" meaning.
Being done in the 1970's, the quality is less than perfect and the sound is distorted. However, since I remember it when I was younger, it holds my interest until the end.
The end? Which I always thought was a disappointment, they never stated what happened to him. It took me several hours of research to find out what happened to the real "Boy In The Plastic Bubble." For those of you who would like to know: His real name was "David Vetter." He died at age 12 from a bone marrow transplant.
I would recommend this movie for persons who remember watching it when they were younger or for people who are interested in SCID. (Severe Combined Immune Deficiency)
The quality of the DVD is not great but for the low price and a great story it is worth the purchase.
The quality of the picture is very old, poor quality. It looks as if the master copy did not age very well. There is also a bad spot in the software and about 1 minute of the film is scrambled. The DVD package is a simple cardbord box and plastic insert.
A good economic purchase.
Tod has spent many years watching the teenage girl next door, Gina (Glynnis O'Connor). He is extremely attracted to her but whether she feels the same way about him is questionable. Eventually, Tod is able to go through a series of steps which allow him more and more freedom. He uses this new found freedom to both try and fit in with the other kids as best he can and also woo Gina. There are some touching moments between the two of them although at times it crosses over into being too cut and dry. I would've liked the filmmakers to have made the situation between them a bit more complex.
Robert Reed and Diana Hyland, who play Tod's parents, are given less screen time than one might think. The real story here is about Tod's dreams of one day being "normal" and falling in love with Gina. His relationship with his parents is very secondary. Oddly, Hyland won an Emmy for her performance even though she didn't get a chance to exhibit any real emotion or acting skill.
"The Boy In The Plastic Bubble" doesn't know if it wants to be more of a romance or a medical drama. It ends up doing both fairly well and is worth the buy at such a low price.
That said the picture quality is awful! my gosh! it looks like a very poor quality VHS tape there were glitches and lines during some scenes the picture sharpness is non existent it was blurry the poor quality took away from my enjoyment of the film I thought Prime and or Instant Video streaming service had access to the best possible picture quality SD HD and I assumed that the movie wouldn't be a bootleg level picture
And yes I understand that this film is a rare classic but there are many classic films with better picture quality then this film had during streaming and No it's not my internet because I have high speed internet the highest available by my provider at the moment and other films streamed just fine accept this one. I'm surprised Amazon couldn't get a better quality of this film then an old glitchy VHS file three stars for extremely poor picture quality. but I love this little movie I'd give it four stars if it weren't for the terrible picture quality
Most Recent Customer Reviews
poor quality. this tape is defective.....sticks and skips.....please send us a good copy.....too expensive to return this defective piece....please advise status....thanks.Published 19 days ago by I. Gilbert
Someone posted a review which implied that this being a movie from the 1970's, it would be hard to enjoy unless a person watched it before. I disagree. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Julia Snyder
Love this movie. The price was great and the shipping was earlier than anticipated. The quality of the movie was not the greatest.Published 2 months ago by Tray
One of my favorites from the seventies. Picture quality was poor.Published 3 months ago by Patricia Akers