The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
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
When the flubber breaks out of Prof. Brainard's back pocket, it makes a hole. As he is falling out the window, there is no hole in his back pocket. See more »
Coach Willy Barker:
All right, Squirrels! Listen up here now. Okay, Rutland may have us in height and reach... weight and power... agility, speed and talent... They have the advantage on offense... and defense... Sure they are better coached... Better trained... And their will to win is unmatched in the conference... They are undefeated in the last 108 games. But that doesn't mean we can't whip these guys, right?
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A remake of an old black and white Disney flick called The Absent
Minded Professor that has long since gotten a bit stale, Flubber took
all the best elements of that and breathed new 90's life into the
premise, most of the pep in its step coming from star Robin Williams.
Keep in mind it was a critical bomb though, which just doesn't make a
shred of sense to me. It's fun, lighthearted, hilarious and just a bit
raunchy in places where it can pull it off. For whatever reason, it
didn't sit well with anyone other than fans like me who will furiously
shove a copy in your face if we hear that you haven't seen it. Williams
is college professor Philip Brainard, who is so absent minded it
borders on dementia. He leaves his lovely fiancé (Marcia Gay Harden) at
the alter TWICE, prompting the advances of irksome college dean Shooter
Mcgavi- I mean Christopher Mcdonald. He's on a quest, you see, an
obsessive quest to find the formula for... something. That something
turns up after a destructive whirlwind of disasters in his basement
lab, and in the form of Flubber, a lovable ball of green goo, infected
with incurable ADHD and an inexhaustible sense of humour. While the
utter the life of the party, Flubber does have its practical uses, such
as making cars fly and turning the hopeless varsity basketball team
into a bunch of flying Tasmanian devils who nail every dunk. This all
gets the attention of insidious local philanthropist and lowlife
Chester Hoenicker (Raymond J. Barry) who greedily wants the discovery
for his own. He sends his two goons Smith (Ted Levine) and Wesson
(Clancy Brown) to rob Brainard of his precious sentient mucous, which
turns into one of the most hilarious displays of slapstick comedy since
the Three Stooges. Oh, did I mention Williams has a little flying UFO
sidekick named Weebo, who has a perfect GIF reaction to everything,
before GIF's were even a thing? So much to love about this little
classic. Williams is his usual buoyant self, with some of his trademark
razor focus diminished in favor of doe eyed, vacuous forgetfulness that
would make Jason Bourne guilty for ever whining about his predicament.
Special effects are top drawer too, Flubber would look dapper in Blu
Ray if they ever felt so inclined as to release one, not to mention
aforementioned airborne automobiles and dear little Weebo. Can't give
enough glowing praise to this little treasure, and hiss enough venom
towards those sourpuss critics who assaulted it. Flubber for the win.
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