Robot & Frank – Set in the near future, this is a 2012 film starring Frank Langella about an elderly man named Frank who is experiencing the various problems that come as we age, including memory loss. Frank’s son does not have time to visit and take care of him all the time, so the son brings Dad a robot companion that is programmed to help take care of him. As part of its programming, the robot encourages Frank to take up activities that will get him exercise and that will stimulate his mind. As it happens, Frank is a former cat burglar who pulled a number heists in his younger days, and spent time in jail because of these activities. Still, it becomes rather clear that Frank obviously misses his old line of work. When Frank comes to realize that the robot could possibly perform some useful functions along this old line of work of his, Frank develops a liking for his new robot friend and starts to get plenty of new mental stimulation planning future possible capers. While this is hardly what you would call an action flick, this film is solidly entertaining. Frank Langella is quite good as the elderly cat burglar hoping to make a comeback, but the friendship that develops between the old man and the robot is probably the real centerpiece of this quirky movie. This film also has a solid supporting role for Susan Sarandon as a local librarian.