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The Beanie Bubble

Directed by Kristin Gore and Damian Kulash
Produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, and Karen Lunder
Written by Zac Bissonnette and Kristin Gore Based on the book The Great Beanie Baby Bubble: Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute by Zac Bissonnette
With: Zach Galifianakis, Elizabeth Banks, Sarah Snook, Geraldine Viswanathan, Tracey Bonner, and Carl Clemons-Hopkins
Cinematography: Steven Meizler
Editing: Jane Rizzo
Music: Nathan Barr and Damian Kulash
Runtime: 110 min
Release Date: 28 July 2023
Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1
Color: Color
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The latest entry in the seemingly bottomless supply of business-biopics tells the story behind the man behind the push toys that took over the '90s—and the wronged women behind him—with all the expected tools of this lazy sub-genre: constant voice-over narration, on-the-nose period needle drops, one-dimensional characterizations, and the inexplicable use of widescreen for visuals (and narrative) that look and feel like a TV movie.