Sunday, September 3, 2017

The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976) John Travolta

Born with no immunity against disease, he lives in a plastic prison. Inside he is protected. Outside, there is the chance of death.


Randal Kleiser


Douglas Day Stewart (teleplay), Joe Morgenstern (story) 


John Travolta, Glynnis O'Connor, Robert Reed

For a TV movie this is one of the best. John Travolta gives a convincing performance and you really feel sorry for the boy. He looks at the girl next door growing up and yet he can't ask her on a date or do anything that normal kids get to do. The film follows his life as he grows up living in a hermetically sealed room. One emotional scene sees him get his first kiss, even though its between a plastic wall. The Boy in the Plastic Bubble is a love story that is both heart warming and tragic. ★★★

John Travolta

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