Three engineers - Kobayashi (Gaku Hamada), Ota (Kawai Shogo) and Nagai (Junya Kawashima) - from Kimura Electric are on a tight deadline to have a working robot ready to display at an upcoming expo.
But the robot they've been working on is destroyed in an accident. The trio comes up with a solution: get a human - senior citizen Suzuki (Shinjiro Igarashi aka Mickey Curtis) - to don a suit and pretend to be a robot.
The hoax works for a while, but soon Yoko (Yuriko Yoshitaka), an overzealous robot nut, begins to suspect all is not what it seems.
Robo-G is a delightful, simple and charming film. There are plenty of laughs - mostly due to character flaws and the portrayal of stubborn, middle-aged men. The premise is silly but plausible. It lacks any wow factor, but that makes a pleasant change from the usual blockbusters we flock to.
YP Rating: 3/5