Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Virtually everyone who's seen Robot in the Family -- even young kids -- feels a bit cheated by the project's cheesy special effects. The plot is what you'd expect: a typical American family must adjust to having a robot in its midst. Bad guys show up, but the latter-day Mr. Machine wins the day. It's all been done before, most memorably in the 1980s sitcom Small Wonder. A spirited supporting performance by reliable character actor John Rhys-Davies is one of the film's few saving graces.
android, family, robot