Robot & Frank (2012)

Director – Jake Schreier

Starring – Frank Langella, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Susan Sarandon, Peter Sarsgaard, Jeremy Sisto

What’s it all about? – A son gives his dementia suffering, ex-thief of a father, a robot butler to look after him, much to the fathers’ annoyance.  After a while he decide to use the robot to help with a couple of robberies, much to the son’s annoyance.

Notes & Scribbles

  • Really enjoyed this lovely wee film.
  • Set in ‘the near future’. How near though? Would we want a robot butler?
  • The robot was pretty impressive though.
  • Was a bit worried I wasnt going to like Liv Tyler’s character but eventually warmed to her.
  • Little twist near the end I didn’t see coming, but it really added to the film.
  • Thought Langella was great, and the casting of Sarsgaard as the robots voice was the best robot-voice casting since Alan Rickman as Marvin in ‘Hitchikers’…’.

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