We all get old one day, some of will have families so when it comes to the day we collect the pensions and no matter mobile, independent you are the kids will always worry. If you were fortunate to attend last October’s London Film Festival Jake Schreier‘s heart warming debut Robot & Frank might have been one of those unexpected surprise hit films you enjoyed and this March the film is been released and we have the UK trailer.
Starring Frank Langella as aging curmudgeon and retired jewel thief Frank lives a solitary life and his grown up children are worried about due ever decreasing health suffering with dementia.Thanks to his son (James Marsden) he gets Frank a little and company in the form of caretaker robot (voiced by Peter Sarsgaard) despite the early resentment the pair form a bond and Frank realises his mechanical friend can do more than promote a healthier living.
Picking up a Alfred P. Sloan prize (at Sundance 2012), an award given to a feature film that focuses on science or technology as a theme and we may not have Tommorrow’s World on the box any more but we know our robotic friends are getting smarter. Robot & Frank may not have robots as deadly as those in Terminator but delivery awfully charming, leaving you smiling from start to finish but most of all light relief amongst the big blockbusters that will be deafening you for your precious ticket money.
Robot&Frank will arrive in UK&Ireland on 8th March and also stars Susan Sarandon, Liv Tyler.
ROBOT & FRANK is a buddy caper. Set in the near future, aging curmudgeon and retired jewel thief Frank (Frank Langella) lives a solitary life until his son (James Marsden) installs a caretaker robot; against he and his daughter’s (Liv Tyler) wishes. The robot upends Frank’s lonely life – filled only with books and a visit to his favourite librarian (Susan Sarandon) – with a strict regimen of exercise, diet and gardening. Stubborn at first, Frank soon realizes Robot has the ability to pull off the most calculated of heists. An unlikely friendship, and crime duo, is born