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Flubber

Director:Les Mayfield
Writers:Samuel Taylor, Bill Walsh and John Hughes
Director of Photography:Dean Cundey
Editors:Harvey Rosenstock and Michael A. Stevenson
Music:Danny Elfman
Production Designer:Andrew McAlpine
Producers:John Hughes and Michael Polaire
Buena Vista Pictures; PG; 93 minutes
Release:11/97
Cast:Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher McDonald, Raymond J. Barry, Clancy Brown, Ted Levine, Wil Wheaton, Edie McClurg and Jodi Benson

Maybe it's nostalgia, but Disney remakes don't hold a candle to the originals we fondly remember from our youth. One would think the opposite would be true, with all the improved technology. But the effects end up taking center stage, leaving the stories and endearing characters as supporting players. Though he's a scientific genius, Medfield College professor Brainard (Williams) can't seem to make it to church on time. On his wedding day, he invents a green, gooey, rubberlike substance he calls flubber, for “flying rubber.” In his excitement, he forgets to attend his wedding (for the third time) and loses the affections of his fiancée, Sara (Harden). With the help of his electronic sidekick Weebo (voice of Benson) and flubber, he gets the girl (back) and saves Medfield from financial ruin. Unfortunately, besides the flubber, the most interesting character in this movie is Weebo, Brainard's robot who fancies herself in love with Brainard and creates a child(?) with him. You'll have to see it to believe it. And does he finally marry the girl? Remember, it's a Disney movie.


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