Frank Langella is a retired thief in the onset of dementia in this drama set in the near future. His son and daughter are busy with their lives and can’t look after him, so the son buys a robot to do the job. Frank resists at first, until he finds that the robot can serve him in more ways than were originally intended. And the robot then becomes Frank’s friend and ally. Interesting social commentary about intelligence and morals and aging. Well done.
A delightful 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.