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Film Review: Robot & Frank (2012)
Robot & Frank (2012). Directed by Jake Schreier. Set in the future, the film centres around Frank (Frank Langella) an ex-burglar who lives by himself and suffers from dementia. He is visited regularly by his son, who decides the best thing for him is a humanoid type robot that will take daily care of him. Frank hates the idea of the robot, initially at least. Robot & Frank is a charming film. For starters you've got the larger than life Langella in the leading role, albeit it's an understated performance. The rest of the cast, including Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, and Liv Tyler are also excellent, albeit in very much supporting roles. Of course I shouldn't forget the robot, voiced by Peter Sarsgaard, and performed mostly by Rachael Ma. The story is good, in the way it tackles the issues of family and dementia, balancing both the light and dark aspects. There's a pleasant enough soundtrack to top it all off. Recommended for those who like delicate drama. 4/5 (Good)

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Was it on Netflix? I'd quite like to see it, myself.

Not on Netflix I'm afraid. I'm not sure how long they take to get new things?

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