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* SignatureScene: If any advertisement will be seen for the film the one scene that will always be referenced is the confrontation between Ben and Holo-PAT.
-->'''Ben''': You can't be our mother PAT! You're not real!\\
'''PAT''': ''(nonchalantly)'' So?!?


* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Despite the fact that his mom died a few years ago, Ben comes across this. When his dad said that he promises not to let anyone take his mom's place, Ben takes that as license to make sure no one takes her place by staying home after school not trying out for the basketball team and deliberately forgetting to take messages for potential dates for his dad. When his sister mentions that their dad might like Sara, Ben shames her. He even acts coldly towards Sara when his dad invites her over dinner. And most egregiously, he even reprograms PAT to act more motherly just to show his family that they don't need a new mother which becomes a huge mistake.
** {{Justified}} as he is still young and dealing with the grief of losing his mother. His actions come across as realistic and even trope defying as he begins to perform all the household tasks his mother used to do. This is something that largely goes unseen in media which usually makes the girl fill that role.


** The [[Recap/BlackMirrorWhiteChristmas Black Mirror Christmas Special]] has a smart house run by an AI, but in a much more unsettling and NightmareFuel-riffic sense.

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** The ''Series/BlackMirror'' ChristmasEpisode [[Recap/BlackMirrorWhiteChristmas Black Mirror Christmas Special]] "White Christmas"]] has a smart house run by an AI, but in a much more unsettling and NightmareFuel-riffic sense.



---> '''PAT''': [[spoiler: You didn't feel that, did you..?]]
---> '''Ben''': No..

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---> '''PAT''': [[spoiler: You didn't feel that, did you..?]]
you?]]
---> '''Ben''': No..No.



** Ben arguing with Nick over him dating Sara, leading for him to say: [[spoiler: [[WhamLine "YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO LOST SOMEONE, BEN!"]]]].
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Despite the fact that his mom died a few years ago, Ben comes across this. When his dad said that he promises not to let anyone take his mom's place, Ben takes that as license to make sure no one takes her place by staying home after school not trying out for the basketball team and deliberately forgetting to take messages for potential dates for his dad. When his sister mentions that their dad might like Sara, Ben shames her. He even acts cold towards Sara when his dad invites her over dinner. And most egregiously, he even reprograms PAT to act more motherly just to show his family that they don't need a new mother which becomes a huge mistake.

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** Ben arguing with Nick over him dating Sara, leading for him to say: [[spoiler: [[WhamLine Nick saying, [[spoiler:[[WhamLine "YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO LOST SOMEONE, BEN!"]]]].
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Despite the fact that his mom died a few years ago, Ben comes across this. When his dad said that he promises not to let anyone take his mom's place, Ben takes that as license to make sure no one takes her place by staying home after school not trying out for the basketball team and deliberately forgetting to take messages for potential dates for his dad. When his sister mentions that their dad might like Sara, Ben shames her. He even acts cold coldly towards Sara when his dad invites her over dinner. And most egregiously, he even reprograms PAT to act more motherly just to show his family that they don't need a new mother which becomes a huge mistake.



* TheWoobie: Ben and if you wanna go further, Nick. The above tropes aside, It's obvious Ben struggles to come to terms with the death of his mother does everything his mother used to do when she was around, and his reasoning for getting the Smart House was to lessen that burden and much later on, make PAT like a mother. Nick is this as well due to not being that close to his kids due to work and losing his wife, slowly trying to move on and be with Sara despite Ben's disdain towards her.

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* TheWoobie: Ben Ben, and if you wanna go further, Nick. The above tropes aside, It's it's obvious Ben struggles is struggling to come to terms with the death of his mother and does everything his mother used to do when she was around, and his reasoning for getting the Smart House was to lessen that burden and much later on, make PAT like a mother. Nick is this as well due to not being that close to his kids due to work and losing is also grieving his late wife, slowly trying to move on and be with Sara despite Ben's disdain towards her.


** After hearing Ben's father say "Who needs PAT anyhow?", PAT ''reactivates'' herself with the word "SHUTDOWN OVERRIDE" and as her server room activates again, you hear her ''shout'': "'WHO NEEDS PAT ANYHOW'?!". ''Yikes''.

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** After hearing Ben's father Nick say "Who needs PAT anyhow?", PAT ''reactivates'' herself with the word "SHUTDOWN "SYSTEM-SHUTDOWN OVERRIDE" and as her server room activates again, you hear her ''shout'': "'WHO NEEDS PAT ANYHOW'?!". ''Yikes''.



** Ben arguing with his father over him dating Sara, leading for him to say: [[spoiler: [[WhamLine "YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO LOST SOMEONE, BEN!"]]]].

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** Ben arguing with his father Nick over him dating Sara, leading for him to say: [[spoiler: [[WhamLine "YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO LOST SOMEONE, BEN!"]]]].



** {{Justified}} as he is still young and dealing with the grief of losing his mother. His actions come across as realistic and even trope defying as he begins to perform all the household tasks his mother used to do. This is something that largely goes unseen in media which usually makes the girl fill that role.

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** {{Justified}} as he is still young and dealing with the grief of losing his mother. His actions come across as realistic and even trope defying as he begins to perform all the household tasks his mother used to do. This is something that largely goes unseen in media which usually makes the girl fill that role.role.
* TheWoobie: Ben and if you wanna go further, Nick. The above tropes aside, It's obvious Ben struggles to come to terms with the death of his mother does everything his mother used to do when she was around, and his reasoning for getting the Smart House was to lessen that burden and much later on, make PAT like a mother. Nick is this as well due to not being that close to his kids due to work and losing his wife, slowly trying to move on and be with Sara despite Ben's disdain towards her.


** After hearing Ben's father say "Who needs PAT anyhow?", PAT ''reactivates'' herself with the word "SHUTDOWN OVERRIDE" and as her server room activates again, you hear her ''shout'': "'WHO NEEDS PAT ANYHOW'?!". ''Yikes''.



** Ben arguing with his father over him dating Sara, leading for him to say: [[spoiler: [[WhamLine "YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO LOST SOMEONE, BEN!"]].

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** Ben arguing with his father over him dating Sara, leading for him to say: [[spoiler: [[WhamLine "YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO LOST SOMEONE, BEN!"]].BEN!"]]]].

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** Ben arguing with his father over him dating Sara, leading for him to say: [[spoiler: [[WhamLine "YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO LOST SOMEONE, BEN!"]].

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---> '''PAT''': [[spoiler: You didn't feel that, did you..?]]
---> '''Ben''': No..
** And it's made worse when [[spoiler: [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone PAT realizes her mistake]] and allows herself to be shut down. ''Ala digital rain...'']]
---> '''Angie:''' [[spoiler: Look, [[AlasPoorVillain PAT's crying]]]].


* HeReallyCanAct: Ryan Merriman's performance during the scene where Ben watches old videos of his mom is considered by many to be some of the best acting in any Disney Channel Original Movie. Naturally, Merriman went on to star in at least two more [=DCOMs=], ''Film/TheLuckOfTheIrish'' and ''A Ring of Endless Light'', and is one of the few [=DCOM=] stars who's gone on to have a steady adult career.

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* HeReallyCanAct: SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: Ryan Merriman's performance during the scene where Ben watches old videos of his mom is considered by many to be some of the best acting in any Disney Channel Original Movie. Naturally, Merriman went on to star in at least two more [=DCOMs=], ''Film/TheLuckOfTheIrish'' and ''A Ring of Endless Light'', and is one of the few [=DCOM=] stars who's gone on to have a steady adult career.


* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Despite the fact that his mom died a few years ago, Ben comes across this. When his dad said that he promises not to let anyone take his mom's place, Ben takes that as license to make sure no one takes her place by staying home after school not trying out for the basketball team and deliberately forgetting to take messages for potential dates for his dad. When his sister mentions that their dad might like Sara, Ben shames her. He even acts cold towards Sara when his dad invites her over dinner. And most egregiously, he even reprograms PAT to act more motherly just to show his family that they don't need a new mother which becomes a huge mistake.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Despite the fact that his mom died a few years ago, Ben comes across this. When his dad said that he promises not to let anyone take his mom's place, Ben takes that as license to make sure no one takes her place by staying home after school not trying out for the basketball team and deliberately forgetting to take messages for potential dates for his dad. When his sister mentions that their dad might like Sara, Ben shames her. He even acts cold towards Sara when his dad invites her over dinner. And most egregiously, he even reprograms PAT to act more motherly just to show his family that they don't need a new mother which becomes a huge mistake.mistake.
** {{Justified}} as he is still young and dealing with the grief of losing his mother. His actions come across as realistic and even trope defying as he begins to perform all the household tasks his mother used to do. This is something that largely goes unseen in media which usually makes the girl fill that role.


* HeReallyCanAct: Ryan Merriman's performance during the scene where Ben watches old videos of his mom is considered by many to be some of the best acting in any Disney Channel Original Movie. Naturally, Merriman went on to star in at least two more [=DCOMs=], ''Film/TheLuckOfTheIrish'' and ''A Ring of Endless Light'' and is one of the few [=DCOM=] stars who's gone on to have a steady adult career.

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* HeReallyCanAct: Ryan Merriman's performance during the scene where Ben watches old videos of his mom is considered by many to be some of the best acting in any Disney Channel Original Movie. Naturally, Merriman went on to star in at least two more [=DCOMs=], ''Film/TheLuckOfTheIrish'' and ''A Ring of Endless Light'' Light'', and is one of the few [=DCOM=] stars who's gone on to have a steady adult career.


* HeReallyCanAct: Ryan Merriman's performance during the scene where Ben watches old videos of his mom is considered by many to be some of the best acting in any Disney Channel Original Movie. Naturally, Merriman went on to star in at least two more [=DCOMs=], ''Film/TheLuckOfTheIrish'' and ''A Ring of Endless Light''.

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* HeReallyCanAct: Ryan Merriman's performance during the scene where Ben watches old videos of his mom is considered by many to be some of the best acting in any Disney Channel Original Movie. Naturally, Merriman went on to star in at least two more [=DCOMs=], ''Film/TheLuckOfTheIrish'' and ''A Ring of Endless Light''.Light'' and is one of the few [=DCOM=] stars who's gone on to have a steady adult career.


* HeReallyCanAct: Ryan Merriman's performance during the scene where Ben watches old videos of his mom is considered by many to be some of the best acting in any Disney Channel Original Movie.
* HilariousInHindsight: Or HarsherInHindsight depending on how you look at it. This movie's portrayal of technology is surprisingly prophetic, from PAT's similarities to Siri, to the rise of Apple TV (which allows syncing with phones and has Siri on it), as well as the rise of invasive online tracking.

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* HeReallyCanAct: Ryan Merriman's performance during the scene where Ben watches old videos of his mom is considered by many to be some of the best acting in any Disney Channel Original Movie.
Movie. Naturally, Merriman went on to star in at least two more [=DCOMs=], ''Film/TheLuckOfTheIrish'' and ''A Ring of Endless Light''.
* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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Or HarsherInHindsight depending on how you look at it. This movie's portrayal of technology is surprisingly prophetic, from PAT's similarities to Siri, to the rise of Apple TV (which allows syncing with phones and has Siri on it), as well as the rise of invasive online tracking.

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* HeReallyCanAct: Ryan Merriman's performance during the scene where Ben watches old videos of his mom is considered by many to be some of the best acting in any Disney Channel Original Movie.


* {{Hilarious|InHindsight}}/HarsherInHindsight: This movie's portrayal of technology is surprisingly prophetic, from Pat's similarities to Siri, to the rise of Apple TV (which allows syncing with phones and has Siri on it), as well as the rise of invasive online tracking, too.
* NightmareFuel: All Ben wanted was a house to make his life easier. He had good intentions when he poured motherly technology into Pat, but as soon as the OS developed a mind of its own, it got so possessive and jealous of Sara possibly taking over her role that she ''turns into a real person.'' Sorta. Scariest part is watching her hold the family hostage, hide the keys, shut out sunlight and then say she can simulate fresh air and that they only need each other. When they consistently object, she then turns into a tornado and basically attempts to hurt them!

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* {{Hilarious|InHindsight}}/HarsherInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight: Or HarsherInHindsight depending on how you look at it. This movie's portrayal of technology is surprisingly prophetic, from Pat's PAT's similarities to Siri, to the rise of Apple TV (which allows syncing with phones and has Siri on it), as well as the rise of invasive online tracking, too.
tracking.
** The [[Recap/BlackMirrorWhiteChristmas Black Mirror Christmas Special]] has a smart house run by an AI, but in a much more unsettling and NightmareFuel-riffic sense.
* NightmareFuel: All Ben wanted was a house to make his life easier. He had good intentions when he poured motherly technology into Pat, PAT, but as soon as the OS developed a mind of its own, it got so possessive and jealous of Sara possibly taking over her role that she ''turns into a real person.'' Sorta. Scariest part is watching her hold the family hostage, hide the keys, shut out sunlight and then say she can simulate fresh air and that they only need each other. When they consistently object, she then turns into a tornado and basically attempts to hurt them!



** Seeing Ben watch old videos of his mom [[spoiler:before she died]] and watching him cry because he misses her... you'd have to have a heart of stone to not feel for the poor kid. Especially seeing as this is after he got beat up.
--->'''Pat:''' (in a somber tone after seeing him watch the videos) Data downloaded and received.

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** Seeing Ben watch old videos of his mom [[spoiler:before taken before she died]] died and watching him cry because he misses her... you'd have to have a heart of stone to not feel for the poor kid. Especially seeing as this is after he got beat up.
--->'''Pat:''' --->'''PAT:''' (in a somber tone after seeing him watch the videos) Data downloaded and received.



* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Despite the fact that his mom dies a few years ago, Ben comes across this. When his dad said that he promises not to let anyone take his mom's place, Ben takes that as license to make sure no one takes her place by staying home after school not trying out for the basketball team and deliberately forgetting to take messages for potential dates for his dad. When his sister mentions that their dad might like Sara, Ben shames her. He even acts cold towards Sara when his dad invites her over dinner. And most egregious, he even reprograms PAT to act more motherly just to show his family that they don't need a new mother which becomes a huge mistake.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Despite the fact that his mom dies died a few years ago, Ben comes across this. When his dad said that he promises not to let anyone take his mom's place, Ben takes that as license to make sure no one takes her place by staying home after school not trying out for the basketball team and deliberately forgetting to take messages for potential dates for his dad. When his sister mentions that their dad might like Sara, Ben shames her. He even acts cold towards Sara when his dad invites her over dinner. And most egregious, egregiously, he even reprograms PAT to act more motherly just to show his family that they don't need a new mother which becomes a huge mistake.

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