Robot and Frank

We've seen the preview for this movie at the last couple events, and the premise is so high-concept that the movie hast to either be great or mind-numbingly dumb. An aging thief is given a robot companion by his family, which is in turn sucked into his capers.

You can already see where this could (and probably did) go wrong, right? But there are a couple things that we can hang our hat on: Frank Langella, and Susan Sarandon, for one. And a Tomatometer score of 91%.    I could watch Frank Langella eat toast:  he has a way of commanding a screen that is truly exceptional.

 

A work of power, nuance and daredevil craft, Langella's performance is a reminder that giants still fill the stage, and the screen. Richard Corliss, Time Magazine.

 

...A puckish, wistful tall tale set in the near future, a screwball machine dream. David Edelstein,  New York Magazine


From the preview, this looks to be a charming movie.

 

Studio blurbage follows:

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. What follows is an often hilarious and somewhat heartbreaking story about finding friends and family in the most unexpected places. -- (C) Samuel Goldwyn

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  • Barbara

    I enjoyed it. It was amusing and oddly uplifting.

    September 7, 2012

  • Lin

    The best thing about it is that it has a very unique, creative storyline and a very good cast. It was a good but not great film.

    September 3, 2012

  • Linda B.

    I enjoyed the movie very much

    September 2, 2012

  • Linda B.

    enjoyed this movie today....there was a sweetness to it

    1 · September 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going to see the next showing. Maybe I will run into you there. :)

    September 2, 2012

  • Kathleen A.

    I heard a glowing review of this movie on NPR. Apparently, the robot finds unanticipated ways to assist Frank, a former cat burgler, regain one of his former 'hobbies'. I'd like to see this movie to see how this happens.

    August 29, 2012

  • Sal M.

    Should be fun...

    August 27, 2012

  • Nancy Y.

    looking forward to catching up...saw Well Digger's Daughter yesterday and so enjoyed it.

    August 27, 2012

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