MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 984 this week

Flubber (1997)

5.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.0/10 from 47,533 users   Metascore: 37/100
Reviews: 59 user | 53 critic | 19 from Metacritic.com

An absent-minded professor discovers "flubber," a rubber-like super-bouncy substance.

Director:

Writers:

(short story "A Situation of Gravity"), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 31 Jul 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 22 May 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 17 Nov 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 27 Nov 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Flubber" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Flubber (1997)

Flubber (1997) on IMDb 5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Flubber.

User Polls

3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Jumanji (1995)
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.

Director: Joe Johnston
Stars: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.

Director: Chris Columbus
Stars: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan
Hook (1991)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts
RV (2006)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Bob Munro and his dysfunctional family rent an RV for a road trip to the Colorado Rockies, where they ultimately have to contend with a bizarre community of campers.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Stars: Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, Kristin Chenoweth
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc.

Director: Shawn Levy
Stars: Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Ricky Gervais
Toys (1992)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

When a military general inherits a toy making company and begins making war toys, his employees band together to stop him before he ruins the name of Zevo Toys forever.

Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Robin Williams, Michael Gambon, Joan Cusack
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake.

Director: Shawn Levy
Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Amy Adams
Aladdin (1992)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Aladdin, a street urchin, accidentally meets Princess Jasmine, who is in the city undercover. They love each other, but she can only marry a prince.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker
Stars: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin
Old Dogs I (2009)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Two friends and business partners find their lives turned upside down when strange circumstances lead to them being placed in the care of 7-year-old twins.

Director: Walt Becker
Stars: Robin Williams, John Travolta, Seth Green
Robots (2005)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In a robot world, a young idealistic inventor travels to the big city to join his inspiration's company, only to find himself opposing its sinister new management.

Directors: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Mel Brooks
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

At long last, Aladdin is about to marry the Princess Jasmine. Despite the presence and encouragement of his friends Genie, Carpet, and Abu, he is fearful and anxious. He is most worried as ... See full summary »

Director: Tad Stones
Stars: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, John Rhys-Davies
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The magical inhabitants of a rain-forest fight to save their home, which is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction called Hexxus.

Director: Bill Kroyer
Stars: Samantha Mathis, Christian Slater, Robin Williams
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Dr. Sara Jean Reynolds
...
Wilson Croft
...
...
...
Chester Hoenicker (as Raymond Barry)
...
Bennett Hoenicker
...
Martha George
...
Weebo (voice)
...
Sylvia
...
Father
Benjamin Brock ...
Window Boy
...
Minister
Zack Zeigler ...
Teenage Boy
...
Coach Willy Barker (as Samuel Lloyd)
Edit

Storyline

Professor Phillip Brainard, an absent-minded professor, works with his assistant Weebo, trying to create a substance that's a new source of energy and that will save Medfield College where his sweetheart Sara is the president. He has missed his wedding twice, and on the afternoon of his third wedding, Professor Brainard creates flubber, which allows objects to fly through the air. It looks like rubber, so he calls it flubber. This film is based on the 1961 Disney classic, "The Absent-Minded Professor. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Catch it if you can! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for slapstick action and mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 November 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Absent Minded Professor  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

DEM 5,635,547 (Germany) (20 March 1998)

Gross:

£10,728,868 (UK) (8 May 1998)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD edition)

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Wil Wheaton, in the scenes that he was in with Robin Williams, they would film a take the way it was supposed to be filmed. After that take, Williams would often want to improvise scenes differently than the script, just for fun. Those scenes were not added to the actual film, but there were enough scenes to make an entirely different movie. See more »

Goofs

At several points when Brainard is talking to Weebo, you can see the bluescreen reflected in his glasses that was used to composite in Weebo's video screen. See more »

Quotes

Wilson Croft: What happened between us, Phil?
Professor Philip 'Phil' Brainard: Well, I just got tired of you stealing my ideas, Wilson.
See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNIN'
Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Mildly amusing kids film
23 January 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

An absent minded professor discovers a new type of rubber that can be harnessed as an energy source. However his discovery causes him to miss his wedding and lose his girlfriend. While trying to demonstrate his discovery to Sara Jean to win her back, he gets the attention of mobster Hoenicker who wants the discovery for himself.

The story here is unimportant - it's all a bit daft and if you look too closely at it, it all falls apart. For example - the professor has created a flying robot that has full intelligence and character but yet he hasn't made any money for himself or his college!, is the flubber alive or not? etc. But really it's all about the set pieces and the jokes. As such it falls down a little - it's good for kids but there's nothing in the crude slapstick for adults. Jokes include the usual "people getting hit in the head" style humour.

Williams character is not funny at all - a bit of a weakness in a comedy lead. In fact his forgetfulness is just stupid at times and doesn't have any charm to cover it. The funniest bits actually revolve around McDonald's Wilson - he doesn't get good lines but he has lots of incidental laughs. Ted Levine and Clancy Brown have both done better than this and are limited to comedy thugs - although both were probably glad to be in a big movie. Other well known faces include Raymond J. Barry and Wil Wheaton, although these are also underused. It's not really a movie about performances but I think it's still important.

The best characters are Weebo and the flubber. Weebo is quite funny and actually has a deep character - she's the secretary in love with her boss type - she also creates a strangely moving scene. The flubber is good - best in one big musical number halfway through and I wonder if they could have had more imaginative scenes with it as a character rather than just a bouncy ball.

Overall it's a kids film - don't expect anything more than that.


22 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Flubber 2 freshroots
A goof I've found Yanivbm19
I REALLY dont get it! cambrige_girl
Wesson-Ted Levine's character lemony
A.I.? Jessica000
Actress for Weebo R-S-W
Discuss Flubber (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?