Robot & Frank (2012)

robot and frankRobot & Frank (2012)

Directed by: Jake Schreier

Starring: Peter Sarsgaard, Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon

four-stars

I was going to say that Robot & Frank turned out to be my favorite movie from 2013 that I’ve seen so far, but I guess it actually came out in 2012! Sorry 2013, you were still a massively shitty year for movies.

Frank Langella is an old man who’s going senile and his kids decide to take care of him by giving him a robotic nanny. The robot annoys him at first with its attempts to make him healthier, until he realizes he can use it to help him commit robberies, just like he used to when he was young. When things come crashing down, Frank realizes that he’s at least made a friend.

It’s touching, it’s funny, it’s a solid sci-fi plot worthy of Asimov. Frank Langella and Susan Sarandon are great, James Marsden and Liv Tyler kinda show up and yell some lines, and at the end of it all you feel sad for a robot. Basically if you can make an audience do that, you’re doing science fiction right, in my opinion. I highly recommend this movie.

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About Reid

Born in a dumpster, died in a fire. View all posts by Reid

One response to “Robot & Frank (2012)

  • Victor De Leon

    Nice review! I really enjoyed this film. It was a great surprise. The cast, the setting, the story and direction were all top notch. Movies like this should be made more often. Good job!

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