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Many of our fabulous bubble bath bathers enjoyed diving into cinematography’s most iconic big-screen baths, so we decided to splash some more your way!
Last year, we brought you our most iconic bubble bath moments in cinematic history. We’re at it again. Here are our top 6 bubble bath scenes from movies that will make you want to replicate them in your home (well, at least most of them).
1. Pillow Talk (1959)
Let’s start by revisiting the classic Pillow Talk scene with Doris Day and Rock Hudson. In this popular romantic comedy, Hudson plays a Broadway composer and Day plays an interior designer. The two characters initially butt heads, but before long, frustrations turn to flirtations.
This film’s popular bubble bath time scenes include side-by-side screens showing Hudson and Day’s characters "sharing” a bath as their sultry one-liners sizzle through the phone. It’s interesting to note that the film’s widescreen format made these side-by-side baths scenes possible!
2. The Jerk (1979)
If we’re talking iconic baths, we can’t forget the 1979 film, The Jerk, and its infamous breakup scene. This comedy was produced in 1979 and features Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters. In his first starring role, Martin plays a comically oblivious character named Navin.
Navin ends up falling in love with a woman named Marie. The two eventually date, but by bath time, it’s not all rainbows and butterflies. In this scene, Navin enjoyed a bubble bath while professing his love and admiration for Marie who was on the other side of the door. Navin continued on and on as Marie rolled her eyes and slipped a breakup note under the door. Yikes! (Note to self: Don’t read any letters slipped under the door during bath time.)
3. A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
A Hard Day’s Night chronicles a day in the life of The Beatles. John Lennon’s bubble bath time scene certainly makes a splash. In this shot, John is seen playing submarines in a tub teeming with bubbles. While he is bathing, George and Shaker enter the bathroom and proceed to use the mirror for a shaving lesson because, well, why not?
Mid shaving stroke, John’s submarine is “attacked” and begins to sink. Subsequently, John sinks with it and seemingly disappears, channeling his inner Houdini. (If you’re ever going to teach someone how to shave a beard, consider watching this scene first.)
4. Scarface (1983)
What about Scarface? I mean talk about a bubble bath. In this film, Al Pacino plays a hardened criminal named Tony Montana. We know what you’re thinking. What does a hardened criminal and bath time have in common? Well, in this iconic scene, Tony is seen soaking in one of the most lavish tubs you could imagine. As he soaks, so does his anger, which bubbles over as he yells, screams, and curses up a storm! Honestly, this scene makes rub-a-dub-dub seem totally badass.
5. Scary Movie (2000)
Need a good laugh? Check out Scary Movie. This iconic movie is about a group of teenagers who accidentally hit a man when driving and dispose of the body. However, they are being stalked by a very recognizable masked killer. In this scene, Cindy Campbell is enjoying a nice warm bubble bath. As soon as she gets out, the masked killer makes his move.
6. The Grudge (2020)
Ok, well this bubble bath scene is one that you probably would not want to recreate, but we couldn’t leave it off of our list. According to screenrant.com, the website describes the scenes as the following:
“In a darkly lit home, Peter roams a hallway and calls out for Melinda Landers, a young character portrayed by Zoe Fish. Upon entering a bathroom, Peter senses trouble and spots a bathtub full of bubbling blood. In the clip’s final seconds, a hand emerges from the bathtub and latches onto the side of Peter’s head. The character's entire body shoots backward as the sound of the spirit’s throaty gargle fills the room.” Yikes!
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