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Netflix’s The Bubble takes an embarrassingly clueless look at celebrity pandemic woes

Netflix Action Comedy by Judd Apatow bubble It’s a movie no one wants about the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s immediately outdated, disappointingly clueless, and terribly uninteresting. In an ostensible attempt to mock a pandemic-era film set, Apatow and co-writer Pam Brady take up a flashlight and embark on an epic adventure with naughty movie star colonists who spend 14 days in a lavish hotel suite like their September 11th birthday. to start. process.

bubble Inspired by production. Jurassic World: Dominion, filmed in the UK under strict COVID protocols last year. However, with the exception of the occasional tears of the supporting actors, they are also of low stature here, as their characters in the movies are.bubble It failed to capture the absurdity of the studio building sophisticated multi-million dollar infrastructure so that the rich don’t have to wear masks on set. Instead, Apatow and Brady take a “tough time for everyone” approach, naively expecting those quarantined in the studio will sympathize with celebrities who have living wellness consultants. A huge manicured garden where they can absolutely hang out and get some fresh air if they wish. In short, it is an imagined video of a movie.

Laura Radford/Netflix

Guardians of the GalaxyKaren Gillan plays B-Plus star Carol Cobb in his latest film. Jerusalem Uprising, a host of malicious reviews criticizing Cobb’s overwhelmingly white portrayal of anti-Israel and anti-Palestinian women. (dong bubbleOf course, the problem was reviews, not casting.) So Cobb’s agent urges her to return to the film. Jurassic Park– esc cliff beast The franchise she gave up in Part 5. Cobb reluctantly agrees to register for the sixth installment.

So she travels to a stylish country resort in England. There, after 14 days of quarantine, she reunites with her co-stars Lauren Van Chance (Leslie Mann), Dustin Mullay (David Duchovny), Sean Knox (Keegan-Michael Key), and Howie Frangopoulus. (Guz Khan). They are the new actor Dieter Bravo (mandalorianPedro Pascal from the movie, Oscar-winner Krystal Chris (Iris Apatow) narrowed down to a movie, and TikTok star Krystal Chris (Iris Apatow) who doesn’t even know why she’s there. Some of these characters resemble the real world. Notably, Van Chance and Mulray, modeled after Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum. Others represent more general types of blockbuster: arrogant soldiers, vague alien scientists, and relief comics.

But even the funny parts of the movie, like Pascal’s ever-changing intonation, end with a splash. bubble It’s mostly made up of long, painful sequences in which everyone works very hard, but no laughter comes out, like people trying to start a fire by rubbing two wet sticks. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out exactly what the joke is about. Someone is making a frown. This means that the punch line must be delivered. But what was the joke? It’s like watching a comedy where the humor depends on the nuances of a foreign culture, and the language used here is the Hollywood belly stare.

Fred Armison, in a shoulder-length curly wig, stands in front of a mood board with pictures of dinosaurs, with T-Rex hands on his chest.  La Bulle's arms and roar

Image: Laura Radford/Netflix

There is also a cultural clash between cynical British humor and authentic American comedy. It is a film about the withering of Peter Serapinovitz. good horse And Pedro Pascal, a sophomore in his second year of wacky humor. Pascal’s character bubble A serial seducer and a confident psychopath. But for filmmakers who put too much sex and drugs into their films, Apatow and Brady are both apathetic. Gender: Bra-on, Herky-jerk breed. and drugs? bubbleThe depiction of the hallucinatory journey is as realistic as the ’90s DARE video, in which Pascal climbs into a smart mirror in a hotel suite and imagines himself transformed into Benedict. Cumberbatch. Apatow and Brady don’t seem to have much experience talking to people who want to stay in a fancy hotel for six months, especially when they have a million dollar salary. dollars after all. stay.

Ironically, the only factor bubble somewhat amusing cliff beast 6 A script that portrays several characters as absolutely terrifying. (If “bad” jokes are the only funny jokes, what do “good” jokes mean?) The movie’s best gag comes when Chris leads the CGI dinosaur in a TikTok dance. Even a generation that doesn’t care much about Hollywood. On the other hand, penetrating the film’s director Sundance’s beloved Darren Eigan (Fred Armisen) is oddly insignificant considering that several Apatow-produced projects were launched at this particular festival.

bubbleThe myopic perspective boils down to the character of a teenage girl, Carla (Gallen Hopper), who says “my dad is a stunt coordinator” and explains her existence in the film. (His father, played by John Cena, does not appear directly, only on the iPad screen.) Except for Eigan d’Armisen and the harassed Serafinowicz producer Gavin, the rest of the crew goes into the smoke bubble. It’s as if the rest of the crew doesn’t exist at all except in a secluded corner where they are told to always wear a mask and not touch their talents. Isn’t this an opportunity to confuse how COVID has deepened class-based divisions on set? Of course not. A gag imposed on those who play with their eyes.

Iris Apatow, Karen Gillan, David Duchovny, Keegan-Michael Key and Leslie Mann stand hand in hand on a set of 6 Cliff Beasts surrounded by artificial rocks and green screens in The Bubble.

Image: Laura Radford/Netflix

bubbleThe supporting cast is notable. Next Borat Moviewith Maria Bakalova our flag stands for deathOf the characters working in the hotel with ‘s Samson Kayo cliff beast 6 Casting “bubble”. (In fact, the term is used as a verb everywhere.) All of the underage players are doing their best in their limited roles. But the only obvious objection to it is cliff beast 6 The cast’s fatal inflight fever comes from “Help”.

Iris Apatow’s character also provides some perspective to the story. She’s the calmest of the cast, an ordinary Indiana girl with the most Hollywood-appropriate traits, and her brazen stage mom, played by Maria Bamford on Zoom. (Brady made the short-lived, critically acclaimed Bamford Netflix series. female dynamite, It makes the film’s plot even more confusing.) Chris’ friendliness doesn’t complete the three TikTok dance sequences. bubble The faster you pass, the clearer it will be. But at least Apatow’s love for her daughter evokes some affection for the way the film treats its characters, as opposed to the old man’s cry-cloud humor about kids and their cell phones these days.

Apatow’s family cast was one of the most annoying parts of the movie: it’s 40 And funny people, a transition from autobiography to indulgence. The fact that the role of the daughter is the freshest bubble It really shows just how outdated the writing, performance and perspective of this film are. There might be a sense of humor that breaks free from the selfish flaws of the rich and famous during the deadly epidemic. But if the film is to appeal to anyone who may have struggled in real life in recent years, humor has to take a much broader and more reserved perspective than the film. bubble. This is what happens when someone stays in their bubble for too long.

bubble It’s streaming on Netflix right now.


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Netflix’s The Bubble takes an embarrassingly clueless look at celebrity pandemic woes

Judd Apatow’s Netflix Action Comedy The bubble is the movie no one wanted about the COVID-19 pandemic: it’s instantly dated, frustratingly oblivious and painfully unfunny. In an ostensible attempt to ridicule a pandemic-era movie set, Apatow and co-writer Pam Brady grab their flashlights and embark on an epic adventure in the spoiled movie star colonists who process 14 Days in a luxury hotel suite like their 9/11.
The bubble would have been inspired by the production of Jurassic World: Dominion, which filmed last year in the UK under strict COVID protocols. But aside from the occasional cracks in the supporting cast — as understated here as their characters are in the film —The bubble fails quite to capture the absurdity of a studio building an elaborate multimillion-dollar infrastructure so the wealthy don’t have to wear masks on set. Instead, Apatow and Brady are taking a “These are tough times for everyone” approach, naively expecting people quarantined in studios to sympathize with celebrities who have living wellness consultants. and huge, manicured gardens where they could absolutely hang out and get some fresh air if they wanted to. In short, it’s the “Imagine” video of films.

Laura Radford/Netflix
guardians of the galaxyKaren Gillan stars as Carol Cobb, a B-plus star whose latest film, Jerusalem Uprising, bombarded with vicious reviews criticizing Cobb’s overwhelmingly Caucasian portrayal of a half-Israeli, half-Palestinian woman. (According to The bubblethe problem was of course the reviews, not the casting.) And so Cobb’s agent urges her to return to the jurassic park-esque Cliff Beasts franchise, which she abandoned in Part Five. Reluctantly, Cobb agrees to sign on for the sixth installment.
So she travels to a posh country resort in the UK, where after 14 days of quarantine, she reunites with co-stars Lauren Van Chance (Leslie Mann), Dustin Mulray (David Duchovny), Sean Knox (Keegan-Michael Key), and Howie Frangopolous (Guz Khan). They are joined by new cast members Dieter Bravo (The Mandalorian‘s Pedro Pascal), an Oscar winner who reduced it to movies, and Krystal Kris (Iris Apatow), a TikTok star who also doesn’t know why she’s there. Some of these characters have real-world parallels, especially Van Chance and Mulray, who are clearly modeled after Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum. Others represent more generic types of blockbusters: the tough-talking soldier, the vaguely alien scientist, the relief comic.
But even bits that should be funny, like Pascal’s character’s ever-changing accent in the movie-within-a-movie, land with a splat. The bubble is made up mostly of long excruciating sequences where everyone is trying very hard and producing no laughter, like people trying to start a fire by rubbing two wet sticks together. Sometimes it’s hard to discern exactly what the joke was supposed to be: someone makes a face, which means a punchline must have been delivered. But what was the joke? It’s like watching a comedy whose humor depends on the nuances of an unfamiliar culture, except the language spoken here is Hollywood navel-gazing.

Picture: Laura Radford/Netflix
There’s also a culture clash between sardonic British humor and broad American comedy. This is a movie that has both Peter Serafinowicz delivering the withering good words and Pedro Pascal doing sophomore shitty humor. The character of Pascal in The bubble is a serial seducer and committed psychonaut. But for the filmmakers who incorporate so much sex and drugs into their film, Apatow and Brady treat both with fridigity at arm’s length. The sex is of the bra-on, herky-jerky variety. And the drugs? The bubbleThe depiction of a hallucinogenic trip is about as realistic as a 90s DARE video, as Pascal climbs inside his hotel suite’s smart mirror and imagines he’s transformed into Benedict. Cumberbatch. This all goes hand in hand with how Apatow and Brady don’t seem to have much experience talking to people who would be nice to stay in a fancy hotel for six months, especially if they’ve been on a million paycheck. dollars at the end. to stay.
Ironically, the only elements of The bubble which are somewhat amusing come from the Cliff Beasts 6 script, which several characters describe as absolutely terrible. (If “bad” jokes are the only funny ones, what does that say about “good” ones?) The film’s best gag comes when Kris leads a CGI dinosaur in a TikTok dance, a nod to attempts Hollywood desperate to keep up with a generation that doesn’t really care about Hollywood. Digging into the film’s director, Sundance darling Darren Eigan (Fred Armisen), on the other hand, is oddly petty, given that several Apatow-produced projects were launched at that particular festival.
The bubbleThe myopic point of view is summed up in the character of Carla (Galen Hopper), a teenager who explains her presence in the film as “My father is the stunt coordinator”. (His father, played by John Cena, never shows up in person, appearing only on an iPad screen.) No other crew member enters the actor bubble, other than Eigan d’Armisen and the harassed producer of Serafinowicz, Gavin. It’s as if the rest of the crew didn’t exist at all, except in a secluded corner where they were told to remain masked at all times and not touch talent. An opportunity to confuse how COVID has deepened class-based on-set divisions, perhaps? Of course not: it’s a forced gag on people who flirt with their eyes.

Picture: Laura Radford/Netflix
The bubblethe supporting cast is outstanding, counting Borat Next Movieby Maria Bakalova and Our flag means death‘s Samson Kayo among the characters who work at the hotel where the Cliff Beasts 6 the cast is “bubbling”. (The term is indeed used as a verb everywhere.) Underage players are all doing their best with their limited roles. But it says a lot that the only lucid counterpoint to the Cliff Beasts 6 the cast’s seemingly deadly cabin fever comes from “help”.
The character of Iris Apatow also brings some perspective to the story. She’s the most balanced of the main cast, an ordinary girl from Indiana whose most Hollywood trait is her pushy stage mom, played by Maria Bamford via Zoom. (Brady created the short-lived and critically acclaimed Bamford Netflix series Mrs Dynamite, which makes this movie’s storyline all the more confusing.) Kris’ relatability doesn’t make the three TikTok dance sequences complete in The bubble pass faster, to be clear. But at least Apatow’s love for his daughter brings some affection to the way the film treats the character, which counteracts any “old man shouts cloud” humor about kids these days and their phones.
Apatow’s casting of his family was one of the most aggravating parts of films like It’s 40 and funny people, which shifts from autobiography to self-indulgence. The fact that her daughter’s role is the freshest part of The bubble shows just how outdated the writing, performance, and perspective of this movie really is. There might well be some humor in extracting from the self-serving weaknesses of the rich and famous during a deadly pandemic. But for this movie to speak to anyone who might have suffered real hardship over the past couple of years, its humor would have to take a much broader – and more self-effacing – view than The bubble. This is what happens when someone stays too long in their own bubble.
The bubble is now streaming on Netflix.

#Netflixs #Bubble #takes #embarrassingly #clueless #celebrity #pandemic #woes

Netflix’s The Bubble takes an embarrassingly clueless look at celebrity pandemic woes

Judd Apatow’s Netflix Action Comedy The bubble is the movie no one wanted about the COVID-19 pandemic: it’s instantly dated, frustratingly oblivious and painfully unfunny. In an ostensible attempt to ridicule a pandemic-era movie set, Apatow and co-writer Pam Brady grab their flashlights and embark on an epic adventure in the spoiled movie star colonists who process 14 Days in a luxury hotel suite like their 9/11.
The bubble would have been inspired by the production of Jurassic World: Dominion, which filmed last year in the UK under strict COVID protocols. But aside from the occasional cracks in the supporting cast — as understated here as their characters are in the film —The bubble fails quite to capture the absurdity of a studio building an elaborate multimillion-dollar infrastructure so the wealthy don’t have to wear masks on set. Instead, Apatow and Brady are taking a “These are tough times for everyone” approach, naively expecting people quarantined in studios to sympathize with celebrities who have living wellness consultants. and huge, manicured gardens where they could absolutely hang out and get some fresh air if they wanted to. In short, it’s the “Imagine” video of films.

Laura Radford/Netflix
guardians of the galaxyKaren Gillan stars as Carol Cobb, a B-plus star whose latest film, Jerusalem Uprising, bombarded with vicious reviews criticizing Cobb’s overwhelmingly Caucasian portrayal of a half-Israeli, half-Palestinian woman. (According to The bubblethe problem was of course the reviews, not the casting.) And so Cobb’s agent urges her to return to the jurassic park-esque Cliff Beasts franchise, which she abandoned in Part Five. Reluctantly, Cobb agrees to sign on for the sixth installment.
So she travels to a posh country resort in the UK, where after 14 days of quarantine, she reunites with co-stars Lauren Van Chance (Leslie Mann), Dustin Mulray (David Duchovny), Sean Knox (Keegan-Michael Key), and Howie Frangopolous (Guz Khan). They are joined by new cast members Dieter Bravo (The Mandalorian‘s Pedro Pascal), an Oscar winner who reduced it to movies, and Krystal Kris (Iris Apatow), a TikTok star who also doesn’t know why she’s there. Some of these characters have real-world parallels, especially Van Chance and Mulray, who are clearly modeled after Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum. Others represent more generic types of blockbusters: the tough-talking soldier, the vaguely alien scientist, the relief comic.
But even bits that should be funny, like Pascal’s character’s ever-changing accent in the movie-within-a-movie, land with a splat. The bubble is made up mostly of long excruciating sequences where everyone is trying very hard and producing no laughter, like people trying to start a fire by rubbing two wet sticks together. Sometimes it’s hard to discern exactly what the joke was supposed to be: someone makes a face, which means a punchline must have been delivered. But what was the joke? It’s like watching a comedy whose humor depends on the nuances of an unfamiliar culture, except the language spoken here is Hollywood navel-gazing.

Picture: Laura Radford/Netflix
There’s also a culture clash between sardonic British humor and broad American comedy. This is a movie that has both Peter Serafinowicz delivering the withering good words and Pedro Pascal doing sophomore shitty humor. The character of Pascal in The bubble is a serial seducer and committed psychonaut. But for the filmmakers who incorporate so much sex and drugs into their film, Apatow and Brady treat both with fridigity at arm’s length. The sex is of the bra-on, herky-jerky variety. And the drugs? The bubbleThe depiction of a hallucinogenic trip is about as realistic as a 90s DARE video, as Pascal climbs inside his hotel suite’s smart mirror and imagines he’s transformed into Benedict. Cumberbatch. This all goes hand in hand with how Apatow and Brady don’t seem to have much experience talking to people who would be nice to stay in a fancy hotel for six months, especially if they’ve been on a million paycheck. dollars at the end. to stay.
Ironically, the only elements of The bubble which are somewhat amusing come from the Cliff Beasts 6 script, which several characters describe as absolutely terrible. (If “bad” jokes are the only funny ones, what does that say about “good” ones?) The film’s best gag comes when Kris leads a CGI dinosaur in a TikTok dance, a nod to attempts Hollywood desperate to keep up with a generation that doesn’t really care about Hollywood. Digging into the film’s director, Sundance darling Darren Eigan (Fred Armisen), on the other hand, is oddly petty, given that several Apatow-produced projects were launched at that particular festival.
The bubbleThe myopic point of view is summed up in the character of Carla (Galen Hopper), a teenager who explains her presence in the film as “My father is the stunt coordinator”. (His father, played by John Cena, never shows up in person, appearing only on an iPad screen.) No other crew member enters the actor bubble, other than Eigan d’Armisen and the harassed producer of Serafinowicz, Gavin. It’s as if the rest of the crew didn’t exist at all, except in a secluded corner where they were told to remain masked at all times and not touch talent. An opportunity to confuse how COVID has deepened class-based on-set divisions, perhaps? Of course not: it’s a forced gag on people who flirt with their eyes.

Picture: Laura Radford/Netflix
The bubblethe supporting cast is outstanding, counting Borat Next Movieby Maria Bakalova and Our flag means death‘s Samson Kayo among the characters who work at the hotel where the Cliff Beasts 6 the cast is “bubbling”. (The term is indeed used as a verb everywhere.) Underage players are all doing their best with their limited roles. But it says a lot that the only lucid counterpoint to the Cliff Beasts 6 the cast’s seemingly deadly cabin fever comes from “help”.
The character of Iris Apatow also brings some perspective to the story. She’s the most balanced of the main cast, an ordinary girl from Indiana whose most Hollywood trait is her pushy stage mom, played by Maria Bamford via Zoom. (Brady created the short-lived and critically acclaimed Bamford Netflix series Mrs Dynamite, which makes this movie’s storyline all the more confusing.) Kris’ relatability doesn’t make the three TikTok dance sequences complete in The bubble pass faster, to be clear. But at least Apatow’s love for his daughter brings some affection to the way the film treats the character, which counteracts any “old man shouts cloud” humor about kids these days and their phones.
Apatow’s casting of his family was one of the most aggravating parts of films like It’s 40 and funny people, which shifts from autobiography to self-indulgence. The fact that her daughter’s role is the freshest part of The bubble shows just how outdated the writing, performance, and perspective of this movie really is. There might well be some humor in extracting from the self-serving weaknesses of the rich and famous during a deadly pandemic. But for this movie to speak to anyone who might have suffered real hardship over the past couple of years, its humor would have to take a much broader – and more self-effacing – view than The bubble. This is what happens when someone stays too long in their own bubble.
The bubble is now streaming on Netflix.

#Netflixs #Bubble #takes #embarrassingly #clueless #celebrity #pandemic #woes


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