The story follows Barney (Jack Dylan Grazer), a nerdy, slightly lonely lad who has had trouble making friends. He doesn’t want to bring people home as his dad (Ed Helms) is a wacky inventor and his grandma Donka (Olivia Colman) is a quirk-tastic Bulgarian who keeps chickens, goats and other farm animals around the house and garden.
Imagine his joy, then, when Barney finally gets his hands on the year’s must-have gadget, the B-Bot, which promises to be the most amazing communication and information device while also serving as a robo-pal to help you connect. Sadly for Barney, the bot he gets is Ron (Zach Galifianakis), who is, it must be said… a little malfunctioning. Okay, a lot malfunctioning. But maybe, just maybe, he’ll turn out to be just what Barney needs.
Ron’s Gone Wrong will have its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival on 9 October, ahead of its release in UK cinemas on 15 October.