The Bubble (2007)
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as Noam's Mother
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as Young Ashraf
as Young Rana
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Critic Reviews for The Bubble
The casting is spot-on; the blend of erotic comedy and political drama is stunningly smooth; the finale is both devastating and inevitable.
As forcefully optimistic and it is frankly unconvincing, the soapy Israeli-made The Bubble is a cry for peace from the comfort of the couch.
It's as if Fox sets out to punish his characters for their ignorance, abandoning a sensitive and occasionally surprising love story in favour of political cliché.
Fox's look at Tel Aviv's politically active youth culture is charming, but the movie's descent into melodramatic schmaltz robs it of its drive.
Director Eytan Fox may believe that Middle East politics are an obstruction to happiness, but his movie uses the tensions of the region like badly spaced speed bumps.
Audience Reviews for The Bubble
The film broadened my mind on what is it like to live in Israel. Despite life being harsh on the main characters, they still try to live up their everyday life while balancing love and friendship. Also dealing with the conflict of a Jew and Palesteinian falling in love. The only problem with the film was the pacing and long dialogues, the culture may be intriguing for the foreign veiwers, but not for others
This movie was truly inspirational. After watching the trailer, I wasn't expecting what I saw. I laughed with the characters throughout the movie. I smiled. And then I cried like a baby at the end. Knowing the outcome from already reading reviews on this movie, I was tempted to stop watching the movie before the ending. (I am sick of gay movies ending in tragedy).. But I couldn't do that for this movie. Usually I am dissatisfied with sad endings, but with The Bubble I was captivated until the ending credits. Yes, I shed some tears, but I don't feel unhappy or upset when looking back at this movie. I feel inspired and touched at the power of their love. Everybody (gay or straight) needs to watch this. Definitely a must see! I will be watching this over and over!!
set in the mid east, amidst all the hostility, this film shows gays and their friends trying to ignore the politics and simply live their lives. there were some scenes that went on too long - more mood filler than anything else, and that detracted from the flow of the narrative. There are some powerful scenes here and while the climatic ending seemed somewhat rote, the blazing light and the circling camera were a nice touch. Overall, a canticle to peace and understanding that was heartfelt, yet somehow it managed to lack depth.
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