Robot and Frank parents guide

Robot and Frank

Overall C+

Frank (Frank Langella) isn't very happy after his son buys a robot to care for him in his senior years. But his discontent changes after he discovers he can teach his new friend a few tricks he learned during his years as a jewel thief.

Release date August 31, 2012

Violence C+
Sexual Content B+
Profanity D+
Substance Use B-

Why is Robot and Frank rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Robot and Frank PG-13 for some language.

Run Time: 89 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Robot and Frank rated PG-13? Robot and Frank is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some language.

Violence: A man argues with his son. Characters shoplift as well as break into homes and businesses to steal. Police officers draw their guns on a man. A man talks about his past criminal activities and prison time.      

Sexual Content: A couple kisses passionately after arguing. A woman wears a revealing dress. Brief sexual innuendo is included.

Language: The script contains a strong sexual expletive, the frequent use of scatological slang, terms of Deity and mild swear words along with brief sexual slang.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink infrequently at home and at social events. A woman says a party is easier to attend after having a few drinks.

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Robot and Frank
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language.
Alberta PG Coarse Language.
Manitoba PG Mature Theme.
Ontario PG Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

Robot and Frank is directed by Jake Schreier and stars Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Peter Sarsgaard, Jeremy Sisto, Jeremy Strong.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Robot and Frank movie is February 11, 2013. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes:  Robot & Frank

Release Date: 12 February 2012

Robot & Frank releases to home video (DVD) with the following extras:

- Commentary with Director Jake Schreier and Writer Christopher Ford

- Robot Poster Campaign Gallery

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