It literally is a robot and Frank - as in, an android and Frank Langella - in this enjoyably low-key tale that's more sentimental drama than sci-fi. The ever-expert Langella plays a former thief whose children worry that he needs regular assistance in his daily life, so instead of putting him in a nursing home, they get him a mechanical companion.
He resists at first, but a surprising connection between man and machine eventually develops. The human cast also includes Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, Liv Tyler and Jeremy Sisto ("Suburgatory"). DVD extras: audio commentary by director Jake Schreier and writer Christopher Ford; poster gallery. *** (PG-13: P)
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