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Watch: Trailer For Sci-Fi/Romance/Heist Flick 'Robot & Frank' Starring Frank Langella, James Marsden & Liv Tyler

by Kevin Jagernauth
June 25, 2012 6:03 PM
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What happens in the near future when an elderly man is given a robot to help him around the house? He plans a heist of course. That's the high concept premise of "Robot & Frank" a sci-fi/romance/heist flick that warmed the hearts of many when it premiered at Sundance earlier this year.

Starring Frank Langella, James Marsden, Liv Tyler and Susan Sarandon, the film follows Frank (Langella), a retired cat burglar, who 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. Frank decides to use his new robot pal to help plot a heist all while striking up a romance with a librarian (Sarandon).

The feature film debut of commercial director Jake Schreier, "Robot And Frank" was the co-winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize and you check it out when it hits theaters on August 24th.

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  • Mr Anonymous | June 26, 2012 9:14 AMReply

    Wow, utterly bizarre but i love the trailer! It looks fantastic and it seems to have a lot of heart, plus it's something different. I'll be watching this for sure.

  • Travis | June 26, 2012 1:07 AMReply

    It's a great film that juggles a number of different emotions quite well. It makes some tough points about the way our fast paced society has left behind the older generation, but also has quite a bit of fun in an Odd Couple sort of way. I'm hoping Frank Langella gets an Oscar nomination but it may be a longshot.

  • jingmei | June 25, 2012 9:59 PMReply

    Sounds like this one is bit different.

  • TFORD | June 25, 2012 7:46 PMReply

    Oh, I'm sorry Hollywood. I thought there weren't any original ideas left? Oh look, GUESS NOT.
    Can't wait to see this.

  • WRT | June 25, 2012 7:39 PMReply

    Looks really good. Nice to see Langella in a movie where he isn't playing some shadowy villain cipher

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