How to Build a Better Boy

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Paul Hoen
Production: Princessa Productions
  2 nominations.
90 min



Move! Move! Move!

Move it!

Right side

of the building.



Ladies and gentlemen,

we're on contain

and capture protocol!

Our fugitives are on site!

The President called.

He wants an update.

Is he upset?

You lost track

of a $3 billion weapon.

I'm sure he's thrilled.

Stay back, Doctor.

Let me reason with them, General.

I can get them to talk.

We're past the time

for a friendly chat.

As far as I'm concerned,

the most dangerous criminals in the world

are right down there!

Give yourselves up!

You've stolen property

of the United States


Come out peacefully

and tell us everything

we want to know,

or you will be locked up

and tried for treason!

And there is no way

you are going to homecoming!

But, Dad!

Not another word,

young lady.

I want you to get

into this bulletproof Humvee

this minute. And I want you to

think about what you have done!

Don't sweat

the little things, guys

Keep your eye on

the bigger things, guys

If you look

a little closer

You're gonna get

a better picture

You and I

would make too fun life

Rockets in the night

Keep your head up,

keep the down

Throw it all in,

make your own ground

And if you're gonna

make a mess, make it loud

And if you're gonna

take a stand, stand out

Life is our game,

we can go play

Shake a

don't be afraid

And if you're gonna

make a mess, make it loud

And if you're gonna

take a stand, stand out

Stand out,

oh, oh

Stand out

We're done.

In ten minutes?

Nine, actually.

I appreciate your confidence,


but you're sophomores

and this is senior calculus.

Why don't you and Mae

check your work?


still done.

Gabby and Gabby junior,

wrecking the curve.

As usual.


Mrs. Shapiro,

may we have hall passes?

Mae is tutoring,

and I'm heading up a meeting about

healthier choices

on the cafeteria menu.

There's no time to waste when there's

so much to improve around here.


They called us dorks.

No, no, no,

they said sporks.

It's the world's

most versatile utensil.

So, the tangent

of three pi over four is...

Well, it's in

quadrant two, so...

I'll never get it.

Hey, you play quarterback,


Close your eyes.

Come on,

just trust me.

So picture

the football field

as a circle

on the graph.

The tight end

is lined up at zero...

on the path of the circle.

Strong safety

is at pi over four...

the free safety is...

Uh, three pi over four.

And with X being negative...

the answer is negative one.


I got it!

Wow, that... that is so cool.

I didn't know

you liked football.

I don't really...

but... you do.

What's your deal?

I mean, social-life wise?

Are you going

to homecoming?


Is that this weekend?

It's the biggest weekend

of the year.

You're going

to the dance, right?

I don't know.

Gabby and I like

to play it by ear.

Us and all of our friends,

our crew, our posse.

Well, you should go.

You never know

what you'll miss.

Can you believe it?


I know this is gonna

sound crazy.

I feel like Jaden likes me.

He needs you...

to do his problem sets.

Me and Jaden,

impossible, right?

But we had this moment today,

and it's like,

he was gonna ask me to homecoming.

Mae, have you ever

heard the story

of a girl who met a boy

and changed the world?

No, because there isn't one.

Look, who cares

that people here don't like us

or if we don't get invited

to silly dances?

We have the brains.

We're an amazing team,

and someday, we're gonna

blow them all away.

But we need to focus.

Boys are a distraction.

You're right.

You're always right.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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