Flubber – Edited
Brilliant but befuddled Professor Phillip Brainard [Robin Williams] is on the brink of inventing a revolutionary energy srouce and missing his wedding, for the third time, to fiancee Dr. Sara Jean Reynolds. She’s the president of financially strapped Medfield College. When Phillip’s experiment brings about a miraculous elastic goo, Flubber, his entire life changes. The goo will do anything when applied to a surface: bounce and even enable a car to fly! Many questions remain: will the professor win back the love of Sara, will the college be saved from closing, and who is actually bankrolling the schemes behind saving the college?
I thoroughly enjoyed this fun movie, because I was viewing it partly as a child would: imagining many things happening in their lives, flying in a car and being able to bounce balls as high as the sky, etc. The action really never stops and Robin Williams is endearing, and believeable as the absent-minded professor. The bad guys really look like bad guys and the scenes in the mansion are terrific, as they embody the truth that money doesn’t ever, ever buy happiness. Even though it’s pure fantasy, it’s fun fantasy and a good view for all.