Summary: This is one of those films which are interesting and engaging when you watch them, but does not stay in your memory for long. It's clever, witty, well written and acted, and well worth watching.
Summary: Really enjoyed this film, the issues it discusses are a lot deeper than at first sight - the loss of memory, identity, whether robots can be aware they are not alive - all tackled with a gentle touch.
Summary: A familiar story told in a different way. There are a lot brilliant social commentaries within the plot of this film. What do we want our culture to look like in the future? How we treat the expression of knowledge? What are the dangers of change and how they might isolate us. How we treat the elder members in our families. All that might be too over stated. So to put it more simply.
Poiniant, sad, funny... (there sounds like a marketing slogan)
13 February 2014
Summary: Film with quite a lot of positive and with a few negative points. Quizzical, funny in many places, maybe a bit to bittersweet and sad as well. 'Robot' is quite well done and comes across as fairly believable -absolutely vital for a film like this. Mac is a great character who is both funny and sad, a rebel right to the end. Cant say I liked the ending - no it does have a rather clever irony, though a little subtle..
Summary: A wonderful film that is funny, sad, tragic, thoughtful and intelligent. At the end of the film you are left wondering just how much did the robot evolve, did it understand friendship and empathy with Frank and therefore had feelings, or was it just being logical. The film passes effortlessly from scene to scene and before you know where the time has gone the film ends on a wonderful keynote scene.
Summary: What a brilliant film - we laughed so much and at times felt like crying. The use of technology in everyday life portrayed in the film was believable and not too far-fetched. I loved the themes in the film - how the old can be viewed by the young and the issues surrounding mental health in older age - it struck a chord. But I also loved the rebel in Frank. A truly great watch.
Summary: This is a clever film which challenges the assumptions that we make on behalf of others. We make value judgements about how people should live at a certain age and at the point when one half of a relationship is no longer present. This plot plays to that part of us that loves a rebel and bats for the underdog. It is amusing, quirky, has plenty of suspense and some surprises. I enjoyed it immensely.
Summary: A truly wonderful film on every level. The central performance from Frank Langella shows why he is one of the most highly regarded actors in film and theatre today. It is beautifully written - funny, poignant, sad, uplifting, etc. with a great storyline. I can't recommend this highly enough.
Summary: Frank Langella and Susan Sarandon star in Robot and Frank, a comedy drama set in the near future. Frank (Langella) is a retired cat burglar who lives on his own on the outskirts of a small mid-western town. His children, played by James Marsden and Liv Tyler, become increasingly worried about the mental health of their father, so much so that the son buys him a robot companion much to the annoyance of his daughter.