A treasure of a movie about a man in his later years, Frank, his adult children who are immersed in their own lives and an unusual care-giver, the robot. The Robot has no name and is purchased as a care-giver for Frank, now afflicted with early to mid stage Alzheimer's, by Frank's son. While used to living his own life without the intervention of others, forgetful as he is, Frank is used to and desperately clings to his independence. His children worry about him but are busy much of the time. Even though Frank is, at first, firmly resistant to his new mechanical care giver, the Robot grows on Frank and us all, through it's non judgmental support. The comparison remains subtle, but present, of the fragility of our machinery and the Robot's. If we cannot function appropriately we can be scrapped or put away.
As we watch the Robot grow on Frank, we grow to appreciate Frank, his relationship with the Robot and the fragility of life in general.
This is definitely a movie that may not suit those who are unfamiliar with care-giving and growing older. But for those who are able see into its depth and are familiar with care-giving, this movie brings humor, fun, adventure, hope and selflessness into tale of life that always ends sadly. Frank's previous occupation as a well known burglar creates some tense adventure and humor as well. Brilliantly acted and written, this is a movie that should not be missed.