Aug 142012

There is something about this trailer which I find utterly charming and smile-inducing. I think Frank Langella is a great actor, and the idea of him as a bored retiree using his robot to rob smug privileged kids of their expensive belongings is quite funny.

The synopsis for Robot and Frank via Rotten Tomatoes:

Set in the near future, Frank, a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone. They are tempted to place him in a nursing home until Frank’s son chooses a different option: against the old man’s wishes, he buys Frank a walking, talking humanoid robot programmed to improve his physical and mental health. What follows is an often hilarious and somewhat heartbreaking story about finding friends and family in the most unexpected places.

Robot and Frank is directed by Jake Schreier and stars Peter Sarsgaard, Frank Langella and Susan Sarandon.

The film is set to be released via Sony Pictures in Australia on November 15, 2012.

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