Robot & Frank Reviews
Intrigue: 4 1/2 stars
Plot: 4 1/2 stars
A simple, short, and well crafted story of man and technology. Seems a little boring for about the first 15 minutes, but then things get creative and interesting once the Robot arrives. A great family film.
Overall: Worth It
I'm not a big fan of "happy endings" How has Frank changed as a person? He now likes Robots? eh...
Robot is rather cute in its na´ve approach to the world, but I find it hard to believe that the programmers didn't give him more common sense. The cold social interactions between Robot and the older biblio model, Mr. Darcy, are quite hilarious, and Susan Sarandon makes a nerdy/sexy librarian. The estranged father/son relationship as played by Frank Langella and James Marsden is compelling, but the human vs. robot rights debate broached by Liv Tyler's daughter character doesn't really go anywhere.