By Alan Ng | September 17, 2019

Sean Olson’s family-friendly film FREDI is a whimsical story of a boy and his robot. It combines the high-stake techno-thriller with the old only-kids-can-solve-this-in trope. HINT: This is a kid’s film.

Our tale opens with Dr. Palmer (Kelly Hu) breaking into the lab where she works and steals a robotics project she’s been working on called F.R.E.D.I. (voiced by Candace Cameron Bure). Palmer is successful in stealing F.R.E.D.I. but unsuccessful in leaving the facility unnoticed from her opportunistic boss Grant (Angus Macfadyen). Just moments away from freedom, her car breaks down because of F.R.E.D.I.’s built-in EMP Pulse, but she escapes nonetheless on foot.

“…the two become fast friends. F.R.E.D.I. is programmed to protect its friend, literally like a bodyguard.”

Meanwhile, two young teens James (Lucius Hoyos) and Danny (Reid Miller) are hanging out in James’ bedroom. Danny is worried about their science project, and James is pining away about a girl. Soon James is distracted by a flash of light in his window. The light is Dr. Palmer’s disabled car and the pair watch two of Grant’s goons searching for Palmer in the field behind James’ home.

Long story short, Palmer hides F.R.E.D.I. as she escapes. James searches for what she left behind and finds F.R.E.D.I. and the two become fast friends. F.R.E.D.I. is programmed to protect its friend (i.e., James) literally like a bodyguard. It also has a few neat tricks up its sleeve, like hovering, high-altitude flying, levitating objects with its laser beam eyes, and camouflage. But James is still just a kid and he’s pretty adamant about not moving away with this father and staying with his friend Danny and a particular girl he’s interested in.

FREDI (2018)

Directed: Sean Olson

Written: Kat Olson, Sean Olson, Lee Schneller, Johnny Remo

Starring: Candace Cameron Bure, Lucius Hoyos, Reid Miller, Casimere Jollette, Kelly Hu, etc.

Movie score: 6.5/10


"…a whimsical story of a boy and his robot."

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  1. Joseph says:

    They need a f.r.e.d.i 2

  2. LW says:

    Being a parent is more difficult these days and enjoyable movies for your kids that are well done and not stupid are hard to find. Please continue this story without making it silly. Thank you.

  3. Kate says:

    What happened to the sequel that was supposed to come out in September 2019?

  4. Geo says:

    I just wached it with my son and it was very good. Looking forward for the sequel!

  5. Gee Gee says:

    Please make FREDI 2. Don’t be like others by stopping before finished

  6. Lily R says:

    I loved this movie. I love Candace Cameron Bures Bruce for this robot. Totally cute. Reminds me of ET bond, mixed with WAL-E, etc.

  7. A SOMEONE says:

    Just watched F.R.E.D.I. tonight and it was awesome! The end leaves me wondering if there is a FREDI 2?

  8. Nancy Tobar says:

    I loved the movie FREDI is there a part 2

  9. Ollie says:

    I loved the film but I want to know if there is a sequel because it left it on a cliff hanger.

  10. Justin white says:

    If there is no fredi 2 I will never watch another show or movie until it comes out because that movie was so good and it left on a cliff hanger and apparently there is not going to be a fredi 2 So if they new there wasn’t going to be a fredi 2 then why is there a cliff hanger.

  11. Abel Raymond says:

    Wow ….I really love this movie ,pleas we need the second part If there is none I am gonna cry

  12. Adylen Mendoza says:

    This movie is amazing…so if there is no second movie I’ll cry till I have no more tears 😭 it’s really good I wish I would of created something like that ✌🏼

  13. Valentine says:

    It’s a very good film and a number two should be created because there aren’t many films about robots and the story is really well done.

  14. Helen says:

    This movie was great for everyone of all ages… is there going to be a sequel?

  15. Jake says:

    We want fredi number two really good movie for kids and adults

  16. Michael Barton says:

    I just finished watching this movie and really liked it.
    It is a good movie with surprises around the corner .
    What I would like to know is there another f.r.e.d.i. movie in the works because the audience was left.with a cliff hanger in the end !

  17. Jim Allen says:

    I think this is a really good movie. The young actors and actresses are very talented and deserving of more than just a pat on the back. This is a very good movie for the entire family and I for one will gladly give it a five star rating. Fact is, I would like to know that there is a part 2 and if so or in the making, when is its release date? I want it!!

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