Friday, November 2, 2012

Robot & Frank

Director: Jake Schreier

Starring: Frank Langella, James Marsden, voice of Peter Sarsgaard, Susan Sarandon

A retired jewel thief (Frank Langella) is presented with a robot caregiver (voiced by Peter Sarsgaard) by his son (James Marsden). Wary at first the old man begins sereptiously to explore the robot’s abilities in lock-picking and safecracking. Under the watchful eyes of the local librarian (Susan Sarandon) the two plan a heist. The subject is not unfamiliar and similar in sentiment to Bicentennial Man (1999) but does have a contemporary feel with the potential for robotics and Alzheimer's disease. Funny and hopeful.

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