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How to Build a Better Boy (2014)

TV Movie  -   -  Family | Sci-Fi  -  15 August 2014 (USA)
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Teenage tech whizzes unwittingly use military software to program a robotic boyfriend.

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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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Ashley Argota and Matt Shively previously co-starred in the series True Jackson, VP, which aired on Disney Channel's rival network, Nickelodeon. They also worked together in The Troop, another Nickelodeon show. 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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How To Build A Better Boy Is Better Than Most
21 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"How To Build A Better Boy" is a charming, beautifully written farce that is unlike most of these anodyne TV movies with teenage girls. First, the girls are the scientists, not the boys, and they are convincing scientists at that. I was laughing from the first five minutes in and I was touched at the end. Characters exceedingly well drawn, plot taut as a tightrope and within the confines of this genre, it shined with wit and humor. Girls will love this movie, and guess what boys will too. Everyone will. The robot they build was smooth, convincing and reminded me of a lighthearted "Terminator." This romp is a winner in every way!


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