The Bubble Review: Netflix’s Comedy Movie From Judd Apatow 2022


The Bubble, directed by Judd Apatow and shot at Shepperton Studios, satirises this well-known event with a lighthearted approach. “The Bubble,” which is structured in loosely connected episodes (where entire sub-plots might be eliminated without affecting the overall), is often incredibly humorous, although there are sections where it lags or flounders at just over two hours. Faster (and shorter) is usually funnier with content like this.

The Bubble Release Date

The Bubble

The Bubble is a comedy film directed by Judd Apatow in 2022, based on a script co-written by Pam Brady.  Netflix's The Bubble premiered on April 1, 2022, and got mixed reviews from critics.

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On April 1, 2022, Apatow's first film for Netflix, The Bubble, will be released on the streaming site. On March 25, 2022, the film was also distributed in select theatres.

Of course, we don't yet know how the story's fictional film Cliff Beasts 6 will be released. The film Jurassic World: Dominion, whose creation inspired The Bubble, was supposed to be released in theatres in the summer of 2021, but owing to the pandemic, it was pushed back to June 2022. Cliff Beasts 6 may face a same fate.

The Bubble Reviews

The Bubble

As you might expect, the performers can only make so many TikToks and Zoom calls with their families before the pressure cooker scenario erupts, with drugs, an influenza outbreak, and seclusion pushing the cast and crew to their breaking point.

Even without the backdrop of pandemic-enforced seclusion, the combination of fame-hungry celebs, a studio trying to create a movie, and a director sure that his summer popcorn feature is in reality high art that the world wants to witness could be amusing. We're excited to see how everything comes together and if The Bubble will join the ranks of Apatow's classics.

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The genuine challenges and tribulations that the Jurassic World: Dominion actors and crew faced during the film's 2020 production inspired the concept of a comedy about producing an action movie during the pandemic.

For the most part, The Bubble is undirected. In the grand scheme of things, ‘Cliff Beasts 6' has no relevance. Apatow's strategy of using the pandemic to highlight the hardships of interminable quarantines, intrusive diagnostic testing, and severe social isolation works well at first.

However, as Apatow runs out of material, the early promise begins to fade. The picture deteriorates to the point when one of the cast members, Howie Frangapolous (Guz Khan), practically flees the set.

The writers appeared to be utterly lacking in inspiration. Only a few flashes of brilliance remain, buried behind the immense strain of carrying the weight of an unimaginative plot and premise.

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The tone shifts to portray the pandemic's widespread mental health difficulties arrive a little late as well, with Patow's cosmos being more about human monstrosity than small-winged, large-bodied dinosaurs and an apocalyptic earth. However, the film is unwatchable due to its ugliness.

The Bubble fails to live up to its stars' and wayward creator's reputations. Its perplexing mediocrity is difficult to forget once you've finished. Any additional references to films, genres, or film stars will be suffocating because the meta element has been overused – or, more accurately, misused. From these artists, the world has come to expect more.

The Bubble Cast

The Bubble

  • Carol Cobb, a washed-up actress who plays Dr. Lacey Nightingale in the Cliff Beasts franchise, is played by Karen Gillan.
  • Krystal Kris, a TikTok sensation who joins the Cliff Beasts 6 ensemble as Vivian Joy, is played by Iris Apatow.
  • Pedro Pascal stars as Dieter Bravo, a serious professional actor who plays a new character named Gio in Cliff Beasts 6 while battling a sex and heavy drug addiction.
  • Lauren Van Chance is played by Leslie Mann, an actress who plays Dolly, a Cliff Beasts fan favourite and Dustin's on-again, off-again love interest.
  • Darren Eigan, a former independent filmmaker hired to direct Cliff Beasts 6, is played by Fred Armisen.
  • Dustin Mulray, the workaholic lead of the Cliff Beasts franchise who plays Dr. Hal Packard and Lauren's on-again, off-again love interest, is played by David Duchovny.
  • Sean Knox, played by Keegan-Michael Key, is an actor who plays Colt Rockwell in the Cliff Beasts series and presents himself as a wellness expert when he's not on filming.
  • Paula, the studio executive in charge of the Cliff Beasts series, is played by Kate McKinnon.
  • Guz Khan stars as Howie Frangopolous, the actor who plays Jarrar, the Cliff Beasts' comic relief character.
  • Gavin, executive producer of the Cliff Beasts franchise, is played by Peter Serafinowicz.
  • Krystal's mother is played by Maria Bamford.

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  • Vir Das plays Ronjon, the owner of the motel where the Cliff Beasts 6 cast and crew are staying.
  • Dieter proposes Anika, a hotel clerk, to Maria Bakalova.
  • Carol's agent, Marti, is played by Rob Delaney.
  • Carla, the daughter of the stunt coordinator and Gavin's production assistant, who pretends to be friends with Krystal, is played by Galen Hopper.
  • Bola, the cast coordinator, is played by Samson Kayo.
  • Scott Dawson, the behind-the-scenes stills photographer, is played by Nick Kocher.
  • Mr. Best, the chief of security, is played by Ross Lee.
  • Gunther, the awkward COVID safety officer, is played by Harry Trevaldwyn.
  • Pippa is played by Danielle Vitalis.
  • Tip is played by Ben Ashenden, Cyril is played by Alexander Owen, and Benedict Cumberbatch plays himself in a drug-induced hallucination.
  • Susan Howard, Donna Air, Donna Air, Donna Air, Donna Air, Donna Air, Donna Air, Tonight's guest star is reporter Beck, who has been hired to perform for the cast.
  • Tom, the studio chairman, is played by John Lithgow.
  • Daisy Ridley stars as Kate, an exercise AI who has sex with Dieter while on acid. She later joins Dieter and
  • Anika on the red carpet for the premiere of Beasts of The Bubble.
  • Steve, the inept stunt coordinator who comes via video call, is played by John Cena.
  • James McAvoy in the role of himself


The Bubble audiences are compelled to witness high-level disasters minute after minute. The hilarity grows so outrageous that it's difficult to understand – less alone appreciate. It starts to resemble an episode of an Indian soap opera, with the exception that everything happens right in front of each other's eyes.

There are plenty of wonderful examples of how to execute parodies correctly from the past. It's a difficult genre to innovate and add value to, but it's been done before.