Posted on 2/06/13 05:52 PM
Robot & Frank directed by Jake Schreier and written by Christopher Ford. Starring Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, Peter Sarsgaard (voice for Robot), James Marsden, Liv Tyler.
Rachael Ma was an actor inside the robot-suit.
The film is set in the near future, an aging cat-burglar Frank (Langellla) is given a domestic-use robot by his son (Mardsen) to take care of his father, who is starting to suffer from dementia - Frank is uncomfortable with it (robot) but gradually accumulates interest in it, especially to use his techniques to pick locks; he drafts a plan to commit one last heist with help of robot, saying 'not to attempt this would be a great crime'.
Mesmerizing performance from Langella, he is force behind this film's energetic story, his dialogues are humor-filled and contain the sense of wit and smartness. I should count this as a movie that borrows iota of moderate science to uplift its sweet story.