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Flubber [DVD] [1998]

Robin Williams , Marcia Gay Harden , Les Mayfield    DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher McDonald, Ted Levine, Clancy Brown
  • Directors: Les Mayfield
  • Writers: John Hughes, Bill Walsh, Samuel W. Taylor
  • Producers: Bill Ryan, Catherine Meyers, David Nicksay, John Hughes
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: French, Italian, English
  • Subtitles: English, Dutch
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004VYQ1

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Disney couldn't resist the temptation to remake 1961's popular comedy The Absent Minded Professor, so they cast Robin Williams as Professor Philip Brainard (a role vaguely related to the character originated by Fred MacMurray), and the result is a comedy that, frankly, doesn't fully deserve its modest success. It's admittedly clever to a point, and certainly the digitally "flubberized" special effects provide the kind of movie magic that's entertaining for kids and parents alike. The professor can't even remember his own wedding day (much to the chagrin of his fiancée, played by Marcia Gay Harden), and now his academic rival (Christopher McDonald) is trying to steal his latest and purely accidental invention--flying rubber, or ... Flubber. The green goo magnifies energy and can be used as an amazing source of power, but in the hands of screenwriter John Hughes it becomes just another excuse to recycle a lot of Home Alone-style slapstick humor involving a pair of bumbling would-be flubber thieves. There's also a floating robot named Weebo and some catchy music by Danny Elfman to accompany dancing globs of flubber, but the story's too thin to add up to anything special. Lightweight fun, but, given the title, it lacks a certain bounce. Of course, that didn't stop Disney's marketing wizards from turning it into a home-video hit.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars flubber 24 Dec 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
we saw this years ago and decided to get it for our young foster child - we were all in stitches. This is a perfect vehicle for Robin Williams. Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys a good laugh
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent childrens film 14 July 2012
By viv
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as ever Robin Williams does his thing and does it so well that you can't help smiling about the flubber.funny and sweet,an absolute must for anyone with children.a feel good film that is very entertaining and great fun to watch.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great family movie 4 May 2012
By Dina
Format:DVD
I bought it for my 9 year old son, and he love it, it is a great family movie, very funny
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great family film 3 Feb 2012
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Great film for all the family. Robin Williams is his usual brilliant self. Great special effects & lots of laughs
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Family fun 8 July 2009
Format:DVD
This 1990s Robin Williams vehicle sees the wacky comic play a bonkers inventor who stumbles across the titular substance which has amazing energy properties. Upsetting his fiancé, annoying the father of one of his students who seeks to intimidate teachers into passing his dim-witted son through college, and generally causing mayhem, Flubber soon takes on a life of its own with the hapless inventor attempting to harness its power to help save his ailing university.

Williams is typically cheesy but this is what it sets out to be - a family friendly, colourful and mindless movie that is perfect for a wet day in the school holidays.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sense of humour 25 Sep 2003
Format:VHS Tape
if you've got a good sense of humour and you love feel good films then this is for you. My family thought that it was brilliant. The bouncy scenes on the basketball court had us all laughing. If your buying a feelgood fun film with a view to analyse performances of your fave actor then don't buy it. If you like a really good laugh then do!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Robin Williams plays a good "mad professor" in this easy-to-watch childrens movie. Williams is trying to create a new substance that will power things without the need for electricity, all the while his university is struggling to stay open due to lack of money. Needless to say, Williams succeeds and the following antics cause untold problems and chaos ensues.
This is a good film and enjoyable by all ages. Highly reccommended
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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Robin Williams film 26 April 2014
By Sue
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This was bought to replace an old video cassette we have had for many years. This film is enjoyed by all ages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant
Published 6 days ago by justin brierley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Funny
Published 26 days ago by Sjbrownie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Plays well very happy with my purchase
Published 27 days ago by mrs belinda ruffles
5.0 out of 5 stars dvd
thank u very much
my son loved this dvd and never has it off worn out soon lol
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Published 5 months ago by natalie
5.0 out of 5 stars Love
I love this film, it's so so funny. Also Robin Williams is one of the funniest men ever ever ever
Published 6 months ago by Paige
4.0 out of 5 stars It's Flubber!
Great Childhood movie of mine, still entertaining and warm to this day. Gets a bit too silly near the end. Read more
Published 7 months ago by M. Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Flubber!
Great film! Robin Williams is brilliant, and always likeable in my opinion. He really is hilarious in most of his films and this is no exception.
Published 7 months ago by Carlos
5.0 out of 5 stars Brill!
Present for a friend. One of my favourite childhood films and she had never seen it. Got a bargain with this and my friend also loved the film! Lots of giggles!
Published 7 months ago by Danika
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious
I loved it when I saw it a number of years ago, so I am giving a 12 yearold a copy of the D.V.D for Christmas
Published 9 months ago by anthonygibson
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, silly, and ok.
My Great niece and nephew aged 7 and 5 enjoyed the dvd. They thought it a bit silly in parts' but on the whole it kept them entertained. So can only give it 4 stars'.
Published 9 months ago by penelope
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