RON’S GONE WRONG – “The right mix of humour, heart and feelgood fun”
Jean-Philippe Vine, Sarah Smith and Octavio E. Rodriguez
- Zach Galifianakis as Ron
- Jack Dylan Grazer as Barney Pudowski
- Olivia Colman as Donka
- Ed Helms as Graham Pudowski
- Justice Smith as Marc
- Rob Delaney as Andrew Morris
- Kylie Cantrall as Savannah Meades
- Ricardo Hurtado as Rich Belcher
Barney is a socially awkward schoolboy who receives a robot named Ron -- a walking, talking, digitally connected device that's supposed to be his best friend. Barney is excited to finally have his own robot -- until his new toy starts to hilariously malfunction, drawing the attention of a shady executive who wants to protect his company's stock price at all costs.
Ron’s Gone Wrong has the right mix of humour, heart and feelgood fun. But, have we seen a kids film tackle technology, friendship and what it means to be unique before? Why yes, yes we have – just earlier this year in fact with Netflix’s The Mitchells Vs The Machines (I preferred that one by the way). Ok, so Ron’s Gone Wrong is familiar to a fault, but it still gets the job done – that is, entertain the little ones with a serving of colourful shenanigans, all the while delivering on timely themes. Does it reach the emotional or intellectual highs of flicks in the PIXAR catalogue? Not even close. But with lively reads from the likes of Zak Galifianakis and Jack Dylan Grazer (not to mention the always amusing Ed Helms), it delivers just enough inoffensive adventures to keep you smiling throughout. And honestly, how can you go wrong with that?