Director: Jake Schreier
Running Time: 1 hours 25 minutes
Humans and robots never seem to have a positive relationship. They either kill us, take us over, use us as batteries, you name it we’re never the better off for it. However Robot is entirely the opposite, he is there to help and he’s there to help Frank.
Frank is losing his memory, he has trouble remembering his kids, let alone things in his past. His son Hunter, James Marsden, brings him a robot as he can no longer continue to travel to and fro from his house. At first Frank hates the robot but slowly but surely enjoys the company, enjoys the routine and starts to get figments of his memory back, including his time being a jewellery thief. Trouble is, others are growing suspicious of him too.
Frank Langella plays this role amazingly well. The way his memory is and his interaction with his friend, Robot, is brilliant. I am so glad that throughout this film, this isn’t a Hollywood robot, where another actor plays the part, interacts with him and goes through the film. Instead you have a real-life robot, and playing opposite an amazing array of actors.
The film journeys upon Frank and Robot’s time breaking in and robbing certain items. The small hints of comedy between the two is great and it’s not like the Robot is just that, a robot, you feel the connection too. There are times where you wish the story went in a different direction, but the ending gives you a glimmer of hope… who knows what Frank is plotting.
An amazing story, a fantastic actor at the helm! If only I had a robot!
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