Set in the future, Robot & Frank is a dramatic comedy, a buddy picture, and, for good measure, a heist film.
Curmudgeonly old Frank lives by himself. His routine involves daily visits to his local library, where he has a twinkle in his eye for the librarian. His grown children are concerned about their father’s well-being and buy him a caretaker robot. Initially resistant to the idea, Frank soon appreciates the benefits of robotic support – like nutritious meals and a clean house – and eventually begins to treat his robot like a true companion. With his robot’s assistance, Frank’s passion for his old, unlawful profession is reignited, for better or worse.
Star Frank Langella was nominted for the Best Actor Oscar in 2009 for his role as Richard Nixon in the movie Frost/Nixon.