Park Pictures is a production company that primarily creates commercials but has recently entered the narrative feature world with their upcoming film Robot & Frank. Apparently they’re just letting anyone make movies these days. Anyway, the film stars Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Jeremy Strong and Liev Schreiber, as the voice of the Robot. Not a bad cast for a first film, my first had a goldfish and my oversexed neighbor who didn’t understand the concept of thin walls.
The film follows Langella as an aging father with only one friend, the librarian played by Sarandon. Then his kids (Tyler and Marsden) buy him a caretaking robot (oh yeah, this takes place in the near future) and the two become odd friends. Whether the movie will be a sentimental little indie or a flat-out comedy chock full of old-man-futzing-with-technology jokes, only time will tell.