YMMV / The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

  • Narm Charm: General consensus is that the movie targets the heartstrings so aggressively that it overshoots the mark more often than not, but Tod's situation is nevertheless a tragic one, and the story was based on some real cases of kids with the same immunodeficiency.
  • Retroactive Recognition: A pre-cancer surgery Anne Ramsay has a small part as Rachel the nurse.
  • The Woobie: You can't help but feel a little bad for Tod.
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