History Film / RobotAndFrank

23rd Aug '16 2:53:41 PM Psi001
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* DullSurprise: Both his kids and Jennifer's reaction to Frank stealing is pretty jaded and nonchalant (Hunter is more outraged at being used to put the police off the trail). This comes from experience with his kids while for Jennifer it's because [[spoiler: she's Frank's ex-wife.]]


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* HateSink: Jake pretty much exists to be a demeaning and obnoxious Jerkass who the audience will enjoy seeing get the runaround from Frank for the final half of the film.


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* SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: Sheriff Rowlings is pretty affable and lawful, his antagonism towards Frank coming more from being a savvy and fairly competent cop and having to take a case for [[JerkAss Jake]].
15th Feb '16 3:01:37 AM WeirdKev27
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* ArtisticLicense-Law: At no point in his investigation of Frank does the sheriff display a warrant. Jake claims they have probable cause, but that is somewhat doubtful. Also, it seems unlikely that the police would allow a victim of a crime to accompany and assist with the investigation of a suspect.

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* ArtisticLicense-Law: ArtisticLicenseLaw: At no point in his investigation of Frank does the sheriff display a warrant. Jake claims they have probable cause, but that is somewhat doubtful. Also, it seems unlikely that the police would allow a victim of a crime to accompany and assist with the investigation of a suspect.
17th Sep '15 12:15:53 PM FuzzyBoots
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Frank Weld is a retired thief and con man living a quiet life in small town [[NextSundayAD in the near future]], slowly succumbing to a combination of boredom, loneliness, and the onset of Alzheimer's. To address the situation, his son Hunter bestows upon him a [[RobotMaid robot living assistant]] to help take care of him. Despite his initial antagonism towards Robot, Frank eventually warms up to it as he realizes it can be easily manipulated to his will. Meanwhile, the town library is being reformatted, the old paper books are being replaced and old librarian fired in lieu of a "AugmentedReality library experience". Frank decides to teach his new friend all the old tricks he knew about crime and together they perform a series of capers.

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Frank Weld is a retired thief and con man living a quiet life in small town [[NextSundayAD in the near future]], slowly succumbing to a combination of boredom, loneliness, and the onset of Alzheimer's. To address the situation, his son Hunter bestows upon him a [[RobotMaid robot living assistant]] to help take care of him. Despite his initial antagonism towards Robot, Frank eventually warms up to it as he realizes it can be easily manipulated to his will. Meanwhile, the town library is being reformatted, the old paper books are being replaced replaced, and the old librarian fired in lieu favor of a "AugmentedReality library experience". Frank decides to teach his new friend all the old tricks he knew about crime and together they perform a series of capers.



* TheCaper

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* TheCaperTheCaper: The middle part of the film is Frank planning the caper with Robot.



* ChekhovsGun: The little hummels Frank was shoplifting.

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* ChekhovsGun: The little hummels Hummel figurines Frank was shoplifting.



* FriendlyEnemy: The sheriff is basically a fanboy of Frank's previous criminal exploits. He even asks Frank to come on as a consultant to catch the criminal burglarizing the neighborhood (who is of course Frank and the robot). [[spoiler: He's also GenreSavvy enough to put Frank's house under surveillance immediately after talking to Frank and seeing that the Robot can move quickly and precisely.]]

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* FriendlyEnemy: The sheriff is basically a fanboy of Frank's previous criminal exploits. He even asks Frank to come on as a consultant to catch the criminal burglarizing the neighborhood (who is is, of course course, Frank and the robot). [[spoiler: He's also GenreSavvy enough to put Frank's house under surveillance immediately after talking to Frank and seeing that the Robot can move quickly and precisely.]]



* NameAndName

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* NameAndNameNameAndName: ''Robot and Frank''



* SelfDestructMechanism: Parodied.

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* SelfDestructMechanism: Parodied. Robot threatens its use twice to get people to run away, but it's a bluff each time.



** The library robot is named [[PrideAndPrejudice Mr Darcy]]

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** The library robot is named [[PrideAndPrejudice Mr Mr. Darcy]]
20th May '15 4:43:14 PM Psi001
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* ArtisticLicense-Law: At no point in his investigation of Frank does the sheriff display a warrant. Jake claims they have probable cause, but that is somewhat doubtful. Also, it seems unlikely that the police would allow a victim of a crime to accompany and assist with the investigation of a suspect

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* ArtisticLicense-Law: At no point in his investigation of Frank does the sheriff display a warrant. Jake claims they have probable cause, but that is somewhat doubtful. Also, it seems unlikely that the police would allow a victim of a crime to accompany and assist with the investigation of a suspect suspect.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Robot gets his memory erased and is supposedly disposed of, while Frank gets put into a home with his condition only getting worse. He is on much closer terms with his family however. He also buries the priceless jewelry in the garden for his son to have.]]



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Holy crap. Robot gets his memory erased and Frank gets put into a home... though he does seem to have a relationship with his wife again. He also buries the priceless jewelry in the garden for his son to have.]]
9th May '15 9:01:05 AM AnotherGuy
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Holy crap. Robot gets his memory erased and Frank gets put into a home... though he does seem to have a relationship with his wife again.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Holy crap. Robot gets his memory erased and Frank gets put into a home... though he does seem to have a relationship with his wife again. He also buries the priceless jewelry in the garden for his son to have.]]
22nd Apr '15 12:17:12 PM AnotherGuy
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* ChekhovsGun: The little hummels Frank was shoplifting.
31st Jan '15 3:42:56 PM KentuckyTroper1990
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* [[spoiler: DownerEnding: Holy crap. Robot gets his memory erased and Frank gets put into a home... though he does seem to have a relationship with his wife again.]]

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* [[spoiler: DownerEnding: Holy [[spoiler:Holy crap. Robot gets his memory erased and Frank gets put into a home... though he does seem to have a relationship with his wife again.]]



* [[spoiler: NewOldFlame]]: [[spoiler: Frank and Jennifer, though he didn't remember.]]

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* [[spoiler: NewOldFlame]]: NewOldFlame: [[spoiler: Frank and Jennifer, though he didn't remember.]]
14th Jan '15 9:47:42 PM Scabbard
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* FriendlyEnemy: The sheriff is basically a fanboy of Frank's previous criminal exploits. He even asks Frank to come on as a consultant to catch the criminal burglarizing the neighborhood (who is of course Frank and the robot) [[spoiler: He's also GenreSavvy enough to put Frank's house under surveillance immediately after talking to Frank and seeing that the Robot can move quickly and precisely.]]

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* FriendlyEnemy: The sheriff is basically a fanboy of Frank's previous criminal exploits. He even asks Frank to come on as a consultant to catch the criminal burglarizing the neighborhood (who is of course Frank and the robot) robot). [[spoiler: He's also GenreSavvy enough to put Frank's house under surveillance immediately after talking to Frank and seeing that the Robot can move quickly and precisely.]]
14th Jan '15 9:45:40 PM Scabbard
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* HeroicSacrifice: an unusual example, where [[spoiler:Robot insists on having its memory wiped so it can't be used to incriminate Frank.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: an An unusual example, where [[spoiler:Robot insists on having its memory wiped so it can't be used to incriminate Frank.]]
16th Jun '14 10:14:58 PM rjung
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* ConMan: Frank is a retired one.



* EverythingIsOnline: Frank downloads the plans of the house he wants to burgle from the architect's website.

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* EverythingIsOnline: Frank downloads the plans of the house he wants to burgle from the architect's website.
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