Robot & Frank opens around the country Friday, August 24th. (And afrer a successful early opening in New York last week, it will add more theaters around the city this weekend). This near-future sci-fi dramatic comedy, (which won the Alfred P. Sloane Prize at Sundance), tells the story of Frank, a snarky elderly man with declining memory, whose children, concerned for his well-being buy him a caretaker robot — with unexpected results. “The kind of comedy that could well inspire love,” cheers Variety. “Debuting helmer Jake Schreier, screenwriter Christopher D. Ford and a wry and wily Frank Langella all shine. ”
“The ultimate cinematic actor,” writes Indiewire in their recent, “Why Robot & Frank is the Summer’s Best Buddy Movie“. “A hard, funny and realistic movie about the future,” writes the San Francisco Chronicle. New York Magazine applauds this “puckish and wistful” comedy, which also stars Susan Sarandon, Liv Tyler, and the voice of Peter Sarsgaard as “Robot”. “The acting is uniformly first-rate,” writes Film Journal. (Hear Frank Langella interviewed by Leonard Lopate on WNYC).
The film was featured recently in The New York Times’ “In Robot and Frank, Technology of the Not-So-Distant Future on Display”. And Wired magazine recently took a look at the innovative social media ad campaign the film is running on Tumblr.