ROBOT AND FRANK
Rating: M 89' Coarse language
Cast: Frank Langella(Frost/Nixon), Susan Sarandon(Dead Man Walking), Liv Tyler(Stealing Beauty), James Marsden(Hairspray), Peter Saarsgard(An Education)
Director: Jake Schrier
Set in the near future, Frank, a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone. They are tempted to place him in a nursing home until Frank's son chooses a different option: against the old man's wishes, he buys Frank a walking, talking humanoid robot programmed to improve his physical and mental health. Despite some early differences, Frank eventually comes around to having a Robot at his beck and call, and has an idea that might just reignite his former criminal career without the risk of getting caught again. What follows is an often hilarious and somewhat heartbreaking story about finding friends and family in the most unexpected places.
"Charming, playful and sly, it makes us believe that a serene automaton and a snappish human being can be best friends forever." Kenneth Turan LA Times
"Frank Langella plays so many variations on cute and crotchety and with such suppleness - he's by turns a charming codger, a silver fox and a wise graybeard - that his performance comes close to a saving grace."
manohla Dargis NY Times
"Frank Langell is a magnificen actor at his stellar best" Peter Travers Rolloinmg Stone
"Robert and Frank is full of humanity, heart and humour affording Frank langella another opportunity to shine" Steven Rea