• U
  • Les Mayfield (1997)
  • US
  • 90 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Continuing Hollywood's obsession with souping-up the hit comedies of the past with today's sophisticated special effects, this is a smart update of 1961's The Absent-Minded Professor. Robin Williams plays Philip Brainard, a scientist who becomes so immersed in creating a new energy source that he once again misses his own wedding. But this time he has an excuse, if only his long-suffering fiancée will listen, because he has invented Flubber - a substance like rubber that generates its own energy, wreaking havoc everywhere it goes. In fact, it gives inanimate objects a life of their own, resulting in Home Alone-style attacks on baddies by everything from toy robots to bowling balls. Kids will lap it up.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring Robin Williams. After continually missing his own wedding, Professor Philip Brainard is given one last chance by his fiancée, Sarah. Yet again he blows it, but this time he has a good excuse: he's been busy inventing Flubber, a substance that appears to generate its own energy.

Cast and crew


Professor Philip Brainard
Robin Williams
Sara Jean Reynolds
Marcia Gay Harden
Wilson Croft
Christopher McDonald
Chester Hoenicker
Raymond J Barry
Clancy Brown
Ted Levine
Bennett Hoenicker
Wil Wheaton
Martha George
Edie McClurg


Les Mayfield

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Buena Vista International UK
Available on video and DVD
Certificate U