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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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Gabby Harrison
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Mae Hartley
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Albert Banks
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Bart Hartley
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Nevaeh Barnes
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Jaden Stark
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Dr. James Hartley
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General McFee
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Major Jenks
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Zephyr
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Weevil (as Matt Taylor)
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Tony
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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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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

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TV-G

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Production began in Toronto, Canada, at a high school called North Toronto Collegiate Institute. It is directed by Paul Hoen, executive produced by Robin Schorr and Adam Kossack, executive co-produced by Dan Seligmann and written by Jason Mayland. 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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General McFee: We were hacked. Our security's been breached. The prototype is at large. This is a national emergency!
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References Inspector Gadget (1983) See more »

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Your Ways
Written by Carlos R. Perez
Performed by Chuckie Perez
Courtesy of Heavy Hitters Music Group, LLC.
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Nothing good about this movie
10 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

This movie is just awful in every way.

The main characters are nerds. You can tell because, you see, in Disney Channel Land glasses automatically means that they must be nerdy. And in the 2 beginning scenes the girls are getting picked on RIGHT IN FRONT OF TEACHERS! Someone would've said something to a teacher and most would've sided with the 2 girls. And of courses there's a obnoxious "hot" athletic dude that one nerd likes.

Yeah, this movie is incredibly cliché.

Not to mention, when Albert is taken away, the first girl is extremely conceited. She tells the other girl that he'll come back for her instead of, I don't know, fighting for your lives.

Also, Disney released another movie talking about "making boys better". (That movie was Zapped.) Disney, why do you care so much about how bad boys apparently are? Personally, and this a coming from a girl, at this age, boys are a lot less annoying than girls. But of course, girls are their main audience and those 11-year-old girls need something to watch when their boyfriend that they only had for a month breaks up with them. Or the girls who always post "If you can't handle me at my worst, you don't deserve me at my best." Facebook quotes.

Overall, really cliché and guy bashing movie.


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