Charlie Bubbles (1968) - Rotten Tomatoes

Charlie Bubbles (1968)





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Albert Finney both directs and stars in the "alienation" comedy-drama Charlie Bubbles. The eponymous Bubbles (Finney) is a trendy and fabulously wealthy novelist. Indulged at every turn, and able to indulge in his wildest fancies, Charlie is bored by his privileged existence. He staves off ennui by drinking and carousing with best-buddy Smokey Pickles (Colin Blakely) and by having a fling with his secretary Eliza (Liza Minnelli, in her screen debut). Billie Whitelaw delivers the film's best performance as Charlie's vitriolic wife. Directed in the "mod" fashion popular at the time, Charlie Bubbles sometimes resembles a music video without the music. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Richard Pearson
as Accountant
Charles Lamb
as Mr. Noseworthy
Margery Mason
as Mrs. Noseworthy
Alan Lake
as Airman
Yootha Joyce
as Woman In Cafe
Peter Carlisle
as Man In Cafe
Albert Shepherd
as Policeman
Rex Boyd
as Receptionist
George Innes
as Garage Attendant
Arthur Pentelow
as Man with Car
Joe Gladwin
as Hotel Waiter
Charles Hill
as Headwaiter
Bryan Mosley
as Herbert
Wendy Padbury
as Woman in Cafe
Peter Sallis
as Solicitor
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Critic Reviews for Charlie Bubbles

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

The ending, a low key absurdist touch, is as quiet, beautifully made and carefully thought out as the rest.

January 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Finney's puritanical, sucked-in ungiving performance, is not so much a man as a particular stage when life has lost its zing and there are no more visible goals on the horizon.

June 17, 2019 | Full Review…

About the only thing wrong with Charlie Bubbles is the title, which sounds whimsical and gormless, like a plaster gnome fishing amidst the crazy paving.

July 9, 2018 | Full Review…

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