Bubble Boy (film) Jimmy Livingston is a boy born without immunities and raised in a manufactured world provided by his well-intentioned but misguided mother. Jimmy is happy enough and has all the same experiences as other boys and girls growing up, except he lives in a bubble. When Jimmy realizes that he’s in love with Chloe, the girl next door, he has no choice but to build a mobile “bubble suit” and set off across the country to stop Chloe’s wedding. Directed by Blair Hayes. A Touchstone Picture. Released on August 24, 2001. Stars Jake Gyllenhaal (Jimmy Livingston), Swoosie Kurtz (Mrs. Livingston), Marley Shelton (Chloe), Danny Trejo (Slim), John Carroll Lynch (Mr. Livingston), Stephen Spinella (Chicken Man). 84 min. Filmed in Cinemascope. Released on video in 2002.