Director: Jake Schreier. Cast: Frank Langella, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Susan Sarandon, Peter Sarsgaard, Jeremy Sisto. 89 min. Rated PG-13. Drama.
A good idea, crudely done. In the "near future", an aging kleptomaniac is losing his long-term memory to Alzheimer's, and his children buy him a caretaker robot to substitute their own presence around him. Sadly, the old man makes a stronger bond to the robot than to his own children. This could have been a bitter metaphor of how low human relations have stooped, but there are inconsistencies, mostly in the form of some cops acting like clowns, that takes away the gravity of the drama. Amusing, but a skilled director would've avoided the pitfalls.