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How to Build a Better Boy (2014)

Teenage tech whizzes unwittingly use military software to program a robotic boyfriend.

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Albert Banks
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Dr. James Hartley
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Weevil (as Matt Taylor)
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Follows high school sophomores Mae Hartley and Gabby Harrison, two tech-savvy best friends who devise a plan to create the perfect boyfriend with just a few strokes of the keyboard and a wireless connection. What Gabby and Mae don't realize is that the computer they use is set up to generate a robotic super soldier, which they have inadvertently activated in the form of Albert, a macho yet sensitive super cute boy. Written by Disney Channel

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Never underestimate two girls with a plan.

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Mae and Gabi's School Rival in this film is named Navaeh Barnes. Barnes interestingly enough was also the surname of the Main Characters' School Rival in the Disney Channel Original Movie Princess Protection Program (2009) 5 years prior. See more »

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Events are supposed to be taking place in the United States, yet they are playing football on a Canadian-styled field. See more »

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James Hartley: [almost singing] Who's the man with the genius plan, making an android on demand? Oh, boy! Oh, boy! Oh, boy.
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References Inspector Gadget (1983) See more »

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Performed by Sabrina Carpenter
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Classic Kids' Movie
31 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

This is a typical movie for kids. The movie is built on the like-ability of China Anne McClain. If you like CAMc, then you'll like the movie, and who doesn't like CAMc.

The movie starts with a conflict between China's BFF and a character played by Ashley Argota. The "bad girl" character is not something I'd expect see Ashley Argota play; plus, isn't she like 21 years old now? A little old to be playing a contemporary of China. Anyway, China's best friend said she had a boyfriend, and Ashley Argota doubted it so China, who plays a computer geek, decides to manufacture a fake online boyfriend.

She hacked into her dad's computer network to make up what she thought was a fake online boyfriend profile for her friend, but China didn't know that her dad was a defense contractor in the process of designing a super human robot soldier. China's hack activated this robot soldier who was programed to be China's BFF's boyfriend. It's a crazy story. And it's fun.

China thought she was just creating a fake online boyfriend who lives in a far away place, but imagine the surprise they got when the guy actually showed up at school. That's when the fun really started.

It's a fun movie. It's got a lot of laughs. It has a lot of adolescent hi jinx. But if you like China Anne, then you'll like this movie. And she is great in this movie.


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