YMMV / Flubber

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: While Brainard himself seems to believe otherwise, it isn't too much of a leap to wonder if he might have a genuine undiagnosed memory disorder, especially considering the early scene where he's clearly having trouble recalling that he's even engaged, and that the rehearsal was the previous night.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The "Copacabana" CGI dance number, which was pretty much just made for the trailers and to pad time.
  • Designated Hero: Professor Brainard is supposed to be "comically" absent-minded, but just comes off as a self-centered jerk.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Dean is often seen as the "perfect" husband for Sara, however most people seem to forget or even ignore the fact that he never had any true feelings towards her.
  • Esoteric Happy Ending: The ending with Braniard attending wedding #4 from his lab by video proxy was supposed to be a cute, fitting end to the movie. Didn't quite work for many people.
  • Informed Wrongness: Despite the fact that Phillip has just blown off a third wedding ceremony due to his absent-mindedness, the movie attempts to make it look like Dr. Reynolds' Tranquil Fury response - and subsequent breaking things off - to his half apology/half "But look at this cool thing I made" exhibition was an emotional overreaction.
  • Mis-blamed: Some of the particularly obnoxious plot elements, including abandoning Sara at the altar over and over, are carried over unaltered from the original film. Of course, one could still criticize this film for not fixing them in the first place.
  • Special Effect Failure: The computer effects surrounding Weebo have not aged well since its release.
  • Ron the Death Eater: Despite what the Designated Villain description mentions above Professor Brainard missing on his fiance's wedding gets often portrayed like he's doing it on purpose when in reality he doesn't. Brainard is actually just forgetful with missing all of his marriages was purely accidental.
  • Squick: The subplot with Weebo's lust for the professor, progressing into creating a sexy female hologram so she can act out her emotions for him physically when he's asleep, and finally the admission at the end of the film that upon her death, she gave Brainard a copy of her design called "our daughter" - with modifications based on both Weebo and him. In case the analogy hasn't bludgeoned you hard enough, Weebo's final thought that allows Brainard to find the file? The word stork.
  • Tear Jerker: Weebo's death
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Phillip's many flaws can come off as self-centered instead of endearing and thus about as sympathetic as the villains.
  • Why Would Anyone Take Him Back?: Most women in Dr. Reynolds' position would've left Phillip and not looked back after one missed wedding, let alone two more. (Heartfelt confession of love or not.) He doesn't even show up in person for his fourth wedding, but instead via video screen.