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Ron’s Gone Wrong

The Eggs Are Coming

19th November 2021

Bubble Corp. is the largest company around and now their CEO Marc, Justice Smith (“Pokémon Detective Pikachu”, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”), is releasing the latest must-have, the B-Bot.

These egg-shaped devices were designed to be friends, and help you make more friends. They learn all about you and then find people who have similar interests and match you. They also do everything your phone does, and talk, move, mini egg-shaped androids basically.

This is all great, if you have one, but for Barney, Jack Dylan Grazer (“It: Chapter Two”, “Shazam!”), who doesn’t, it’s not so good. He’s left out at school and is growing up without friends.

His eccentric father Ed Helms (“The Hangover”, “The Office (TV)”) and Gran Donka, Olivia Colman (“The Mitchells vs the Machines”, “The Favourite”), don’t help matters either.

When some bullies, including Barney’s former friend Rich, Ricardo Hurtado (“Country Comfort (TV)”, “The Goldbergs (TV)”), prank him at home, his father sees what he’s going through not having a B-Bot and rushes to the store to get him one.

However, the one they get is, well it fell off the back of a van, literally, and has some issues. Rather than just knowing everything about Barney and help him get more friends, Ron needs teaching all about friendship, and Barney sets out to do just that.

The story, as you will probably suspect, is all about friendship, but showing that, as they say, friendship is a two-way street. Barney learns that he needs to make the effort, even with Ron, you don’t automatically become friends with someone, it takes time and effort.

As Barney and Ron continue to get to know each other, their antics draw them to the attention of Bubble Corp. who hunt them down in order to contain the mess they’re creating and save their share price.

Can Barney and Ron learn the meaning of friendship, can they keep out of trouble long enough to keep Ron from being crushed and can anyone get the children away from their b-bots?

Ron’s Gone Wrong is a cute and funny movie written by Peter Baynham (“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”, “Avenue 5 (TV)”) and Sarah Smith (“Arthur Christmas”, “The Armando Iannucci Shows (TV)”), directed by Smith, Jean-Philippe Vine (“Shaun the Sheep (TV)”) and Octavio E. Rodriguez (“The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants (TV)”).

No-one can argue that the message is a good one, and the movie does well to highlight our obsession with social media and the like. Also, your children will love it as it’s bright and funny with cute little eggs, a win-win.



15th October 2021

Sarah Smith, Jean-Philippe Vine, Octavio E. Rodriguez

Peter Baynham, Sarah Smith

Running Time:
1h 47m

The story of Barney, an awkward middle-schooler and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally-connected device.

Ed Helms, Jack Dylan Grazer, Jean-Philippe Vine, Justice Smith, Kylie Cantrall, Octavio E. Rodriguez, Olivia Colman, Peter Baynham, Ricardo Hurtado, Sarah Smith, Zach Galifianakis

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