I have seen three movies I actually liked in this era of diminished movie-going. And when I went to actual movie houses last week -- well, I have to admit it cost a lot for tickets and there was almost no audience at the times attended.
The movie Robot & Frank tells the story of an unlikely friendship between Frank, an aging former cat burglar, and a nameless eldercare robot. But Robot & Frank is no hypothetical sci-fi flight of fancy.
A caper film whose biggest thief is actually the inexorable flow of time, Robot & Frank is a terrific character study that offers the always-captivating Frank Langella the opportunity to stretch out a little bit.