A 13-year-old boy wins a computerized house manned by a cyborg maid named PAT. When he and his dad move into the house, he figures that his dad will cease considering re-marrying since the house and PAT can handle all of the cooking and cleaning chores. However, his father soon shows an interest in the computer programmer. This sets the boy into tinkering with PAT’s program and setting in motion a too-wife (and mother)-like nagging robot.
John Sacksteder <[email protected]>
User Reviews: A cute little Disney feature. In fact, "cute" says it all; Kevin Kilner as the father is very cute indeed, and the romance between him and Jessica Steen (the creator of the Smart House in the title) is adorable. And the kids, of course, are very sweet. But the plot is achingly wheezy; even a couple of references to Kubrick’s 2001 can’t save it. The best thing about it is the ever-enjoyable Katey Sagal, who voices the Smart House and who never fails to entertain. The other actors – notwithstanding their adorability – seem to be sleepwalking through the script. This might be a good choice for a rainy afternoon and a houseful of kids – but it would be best to have a couple of other movies in your pocket at the same time.