Written May 25, 2016
This little sleeper of a movie is bursting with surprises and should have come out in all major movie houses. You can't help but fall in love with Frank and Robot. You will laugh, cheer, cry and feel heart broken. This movie has a stellar cast who all give a fantastic performance. The story plot is refreshing and moves right along and by the end you want your very own robot as well.
Written June 26, 2016
Slow pacing deliberate to attract "mature" (read: aging baby boomers now seniors) target audience? Or is slow pacing meant to mimic Frank's slowing memory?
At any rate, be prepared to relax and thoroughly enjoy.
Then go home and forget about it. You will barely remember it next year, whatever your age.
Written February 11, 2016
If you were faced with Alzheimers, what would be your dearest commodity? To Frank it was his memory. And there is a deep interplay in this movie centered on the value of a human life and the value of a lost memory. Also layered in this well written script is what is the value of parent/children relationships, if your memory is fading what would you remember, and does the loss of memory make you less human? I know some will go into this movie seeking just entertainment, but if you put your thinking caps on in this one, you might get a few revelations included.
Written September 03, 2012
Wonderful performance by Frank Langella, clever movie plot. Cute ending, down plays the seriousness of Alzheimers or senile dementia, but a good evening out that doesn't insult your intelligence.
Written October 25, 2014
I think this is a great movie - touching, funny, makes you think about relationships and robot policy. The cinematography is beautiful.
I didn't expect to cry so much because I didn't expect part of the ending - I don't want to ruin it for you - but I think it will hit a little too close to home for some people. I just bawled and bawled at the ending.
I also think James Marsden is adorable and talented and I wish he got more leading roles.