Andy, 10, needs a father so he borrows an android robot, reprograms him and turns him into the perfect dad. And what does the perfect dad do for a ten-year-old boy? Anything his son wants
him to do.
Ten -year-old Andy has never accepted the death of his father that happened over six years ago. His mother, Rachel, an artificial intelligence computer expert and associate professor in Wisconsin, has decided to take a job at a Californian university that will give her tenure while she continues with her research.
Arriving at a new school in the middle of the school year is a nightmarish experience for anyone. Even though Rachel tries to make the transition easier for Andy by giving him a tour of her top secret
project that involves androids at the university, she realizes that Andy needs to find his own place in this new environment. However, no matter how hard she tries, she can’t prevent the merciless teasing Andy suffers on his first day at school. When Ms. Wayne tells the students that their assignment for the next day is to describe their parents’ work, Andy realizes that he can’t go into detail about his mom’s job. It’s not helping either, that the class bully, Scott, has already poked fun at his dad, not knowing that he’s dead. To avoid further torment, Andy decides to invent a father for the career day assignment through his knowledge of computers.