Robot and Frank

(2012)

Set in the near future, an ex-jewel thief receives a gift from his son: a robot butler programmed to look after him. But soon the two companions try their luck as a heist team.

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Robot and Frank’ DVD Clip

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Robot and Frank’ DVD Clip

Director Jake Schreier's Robot and Frank is currently available on DVD, bringing this touching story home for the whole family to enjoy. Frank Langella stars as Frank, a retired burglar whose deteriorating mental and physical health have his grown children worried he cannot live by himself. Instead of placing him in a home, they buy Frank a robot programmed to improve his physical and mental well-being. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has provided us with an exclusive clip from this heartwarming drama, featuring Frank heading to the library just before it closes, as an excuse to chat with the librarian Jennifer (Susan Sarandon).

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 heartwarming story about finding friends and family in the most unexpected places. Starring an ensemble cast led by Academy Award nominee Frank Langella (2008, Best Actor, Frost/Nixon), Academy Award Winner Susan Sarandon (1995, Best Actress, Dead Man Walking), Liv Tyler and James Marsden.

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EXCLUSIVE: Director Jake Schreier Talks ‘Robot and Frank’

EXCLUSIVE: Director Jake Schreier Talks ‘Robot and Frank’

As we hurry towards the end of summer, the studios seem intent on dumping all their last minute wares on our penniless heads, so it might be easy to overlook the smaller gem Robot and Frank, which opens in New York starting today, and will expand to select Los Angeles screens starting August 24th.

Frank Langella gives an outstanding performance as a career cat burglar struggling with memory loss and bouts of dementia. His son has grown tired of looking after the old man, so he saddles Frank with a helper robot. It's not long before Frank has this little white butler helping him stage a multi-million dollar heist.

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‘Robot and Frank’ Trailer

Frank Langella stars as an aging cat burglar who befriends an outdated robot in the near future, in the upcoming dramatic thriller Robot and Frank. Today, we get the first trailer and poster for this unique take on growing old. Watch as one old man learns that friendship doesn't have an off switch.

Robot and Frank was released August 17th, 2012.

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