How to Build a Better Boy

Genre:  Family
Running Time:  90 min.
Release Date: August 15, 2014 - August 15, 2014 (TV)

Current rating: Rating: 5.00
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Cast: China Anne McClain, Kelli Berglund, Marshall Williams, Ashley Argota, Roger Bart, Noah Centineo, Ron Lea


High school straight-A students Gabby Harrison (China Anne McClain) and Mae Hartley (Kelli Berglund) get in over their heads when popular girl Nevaeh teases Mae, saying she has a crush on Jaden, a boy Mae is tutoring. Tired of being teased about not having a boyfriend, Mae makes one up.

The only problem is, now people want to see him, so Gabby decides to bail Mae out by creating a virtual boyfriend. She uses a computer that belongs to Mae's father, and what she doesn't realize is that it's set up to create an actual robotic super soldier. However, the way Gabby programmed it, what she creates is a macho but sensitive and super cute boy named Albert, who's madly in love with Mae.

  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Toronto. Several cast members are Canadian.

Director: Paul Hoen
Studio: Family Channel
Screenplay: Jason Mayland

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  • 5 stars "This movie is awesome and brings back so many memories!"
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