Robot and Frank

Rating = B-

This is a gentle film with some humor and some sadness. It is a bit slow at first but then gathers a little steam.

It is not a science fiction film. It is a film set in the “near future” about a retired burglar, Frank, who is growing old, living alone, and needs help. His family is attentive, each in their own way, but none can live with him. Thus, his son gives him a health care aide. It is a story about family and extended family relationships, spiced up a bit by Frank's prior profession.

Robot (it is given no name) looks like a 1950s popular magazine image of a future robot — definitely nothing fancy.

[2012-09-01, Cape Cinema, Dennis, MA]