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Movie review by
Ellen Twadell, Common Sense Media
Flubber Movie Poster Image
Many kids will enjoy this silly movie.
  • PG
  • 1994
  • 94 minutes

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 20 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

Stereotypes play a large role, the absent-minded Professor being the hero. There is very little diversity in the cast, no discussion of tolerance.


Some flubber-coated golf and bowling balls bash villians, a confrontation with bad guys ends in a Flubber-fuelled fist-fight.


Semi-nudity when the Professor accidentally enters a life-drawing class. Relationship issues.


Mild profanity. Two characters swear (Damn and Hell) very quietly. It is difficult to understand what they are saying.


The Professor sells his flying car to Ford.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Characters refer to moderate drinking.

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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byMikey73 April 9, 2008

Good movie to watch with kids at home

I enjoyed watching this movie. I appreciate the slapstick humor. Kids thought it was great! Iffy parts were where Williams absent-mindedly walks into a nudes... Continue reading
Parent of a 4, 4, and 4 year old Written bytripsmom June 15, 2010
We all thought this was a funny family movie! My 4.5 year old triplets thought the flying car was cool and the dancing Flubber was hilarious!!
Kid, 10 years old September 24, 2009
Teen, 15 years old Written byTotally500 July 4, 2011

its a flubber

This Film is like one of the greatest movies ever go see it its a flubber

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.

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