What happens when an awkward middle school boy meets a defective robot? Ron’s Gone Wrong tells the story of an unlikely friendship. It’s between seventh grader Barney Pudowski and his robot, Ron.
Jack Dylan Grazer voices the role of Barney, a student at Nonsuch Middle School. “He’s a vulnerable and golden-hearted kid with a lot of weak spots,” Grazer told TIME for Kids. “His uniqueness makes him similar to his faulty B*Bot—more than he even realizes at first.”
In the end, Ron’s Gone Wrong is a buddy story. Grazer says that the relationship between Barney and Ron redefines what it means to be best friends. “The main message is about true connection and the value of friendship,” he says.
Ron’s Gone Wrong hits theaters on October 22.