“Robot & Frank” is a 2012 American science-fiction comedy-drama film directed by Jake Schreier and written by Christopher Ford. The movie stars Frank Langella, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, and Susan Sarandon.
The film is set in the near future and follows the story of an aging jewel thief named Frank (played by Frank Langella) who is suffering from memory loss and struggling to take care of himself. In order to help him, Frank’s son (played by James Marsden) gives him a humanoid robot assistant (voiced by Peter Sarsgaard) to keep him company and take care of him.
At first, Frank is resistant to the robot, but over time, he forms a bond with it and even teaches it how to pick locks. Together, they plan to steal a rare book from a wealthy neighbor’s house.
The movie was well-received by critics, who praised the performances of the cast, particularly Frank Langella’s portrayal of Frank. The film was also noted for its thoughtful exploration of themes such as aging, memory, and the relationship between humans and technology. “Robot & Frank” was nominated for several awards, including the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature.
Duration: 89 min.