Now here’s a little Sci-Fi flick that’s been flying under the radar that looks to be pretty special. Robot and Frank sees an elderly man (Frank Langella) provided with a robot companion instead of placement in a nursing home. Set in the near future these walking, talking humanoid companions are programmed to improve their patient’s physical and mental health.
So for those of us already having the arguments with our siblings and in-laws about which one of us will be stuck with our parents this might be a great future advertorial. However, it’s more likely to be a funny and introspective insight into the age, loneliness and the trials of growing old.
Check it out and let us know what you think.
Directed by: Jake Schreier
Starring: Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Peter Sarsgaard, Jeremy Sisto, Jeremy Strong
Robot & Frank is released in Australia on November 15th, 2012