Dear Frankie (2004)

Dear Frankie (2004)
  • Time: 105 min
  • Genre: Drama | Romance
  • Director: Shona Auerbach
  • Cast: Emily Mortimer, Sharon Small, Gerard Butler


In Scotland, Lizzie is constantly moving from town to town with her nine year old son Frankie and her mother Nell escaping from her husband. Frankie is a very intelligent deaf boy, and the protective Lizzie invented that his father is a sailor of the vessel “ACCRA”, traveling though the most different countries and permanently writing to Frankie, telling his adventures. Frankie tracks the route of the vessel in a map, and when the vessel is scheduled to arrive in their coastal town, Lizzie decides to hire a stranger to act as if he were Frankie’s father for one day.

One comment

  • this truly was an exceptional film. I liked this movie so much that I insisted on watching it again the next day to share with my parents. They loved it too.

    Initially, the premise seemed a bit formulaic: a mother hires a stranger to play the part of her son’s estranged father for a day. However, the storyline exceeded my expectations by taking some refreshingly unexpected turns. This was nothing like a cookie-cutter Disney family movie. The execution of the film was especially effective in how certain scenes were allowed to play out without any distracting music or meaningless dialogue; long silences and exchanges of looks between characters evoked so much of what the characters were feeling.

    The casting was amazing, and all of the main characters are so endearing, you can’t help but root for them. The actors’ emotions truly resonate, and I defy anyone to sit through this movie without a tear in their eye!

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