Many kids will enjoy this silly movie.
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A Lot or a Little?
The parents' guide to what's in this movie.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie has mild nudity (Professor Brainard stumbles into a life-drawing class), mild profanity (almost inaudible), a sad scene where a beloved robot "dies" and dubious ethics -- the film never confront issues of cheating and solving problems with violence.
Great family film. Lots of laughs
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What's the Story?
FLUBBER tells the story of the stereotypical absent-minded Professor Philip Brainard (Robin Williams) who stumbles upon a formula for a mysterious substance that can bounce, stretch, fly. In the process he loses his fiancee (Marcia Gay Harden), the president of a college in financial trouble. Professor Brainard fights to win back his fiancee and fund the school.
Is It Any Good?
Overall this is a fun and entertaining movie -- there's lots for kids to enjoy.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about ideas of stereotypes, the ethics of cheating, even for a "good" cause, and using violence as a means of resolving problems.
- In theaters: July 6, 1994
- On DVD or streaming: June 1, 2004
- Cast: Jodi Benson, Marcia Gay Harden, Robin Williams
- Director: Les Mayfield
- Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
- Genre: Comedy
- Topics: Magic and Fantasy
- Run time: 94 minutes
- MPAA rating: PG
- MPAA explanation: mild language, mild scariness
- Last updated: February 18, 2023
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