"A lovely piece of hardware"By http://profile.typepad.com/1237764140s22740 // April 28, 2013 in Movies
"I predict the lovely couple here will be leaving any minute now," Frank says to Robot as they case a joint they mean to rob, the house of a obnoxious, wealthy young couple.
"I don't think so, Frank," Robot says, watching with what would appear to be perfectly undistracted attention. Frank patters on.
Within a minute, the couple do, indeed, get up to leave the house. "Like I thought," Frank says.
"Impressive. I missed the pattern," Robot concedes, it dawning on him that planning a heist is doing more to improve Frank's mental health than nutrition, exercise and conventional games.
"That's right," Frank says. "The human brain. Lovely piece of hardware."
In many ways, Robot and Frank is a formulaic movie. Most of the characters are types and not really needed in the film. But the chemistry between Frank Langella and Peter Sarsgaard, playing the voice of Robot, that is really special. Excellent performances.