Robot & Frank – Zwei diebische Komplizen (2012)

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Robot u0026 Frank – Zwei diebische Komplizen: Directed by Jake Schreier. With Frank Langella, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Peter Sarsgaard. 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.

“I didnu0026#39;t expect much. Frank Langella is a great old actor, but I donu0026#39;t really like him much. Same for Susan Sarandon. Then it is an indie film, something that just a few people would see in a limited release. So I hoped for something slightly funny, maybe with crazy people that try to seem deep, that kind of stuff. Well, I was mistaken on all counts!u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eFrank Langella played beautifully his role of an amnesic old man helped by a caretaker robot to plan and execute heists. His son and daughter have minimal roles, as well as most other actors. Susan Sarandonu0026#39;s important role is revealed towards the end. All actors play very well, though the gem of this movie is the story and the little details in the script. Finally I can say that I saw a movie with a fantastic script and am naturally puzzled how this kind of film gets a limited release.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eBottom line: a comedic drama which explores the depth of soul, while taking us through a story that is both original and very well written and executed. The Keystone cops type of thing at the end blew it a little for me, but the rest is top notch and the film is definitely worth the watch.”

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