You learn right from the start that Frankie is deaf. He has been told his father is a petty officer on board a ship and they have, supposedly, been writing letters to one another, hence the title. This film is sweet, loving, touching, kind, simple, basic and human. Reviewed in the United States on March 21, 2020. This is one of the good ones. I like science fiction and action films, where big beautiful men blow things up. There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. Laura and Robin's reviews are also featured on Rotten The friend suggests Gerard Butler's character, who turns out to be an amazing part of the story. I found this film surprisingly good and brilliantly acted. Techs, in general, belie the obviously small budget. What strikes me most about the screenplay is that it does not try to wrap things up neatly and obviously. You learn right from the start that Frankie is deaf.

Although the British drama "Dear Frankie" is free of the treacly sentiment that typifies this kind of movie, there are times when the sentiment is thick enough to … Protective Lizzy surreptitiously follows them to make sure her son is safe. Dear Frankie is a wonderful, moving story of a loving Mom who is trying to raise her son whilst protecting him from his father with whom she has an unhealthy relationship.

It is well done, acting is good and it has kind of a sad tone to it.
Rentals include 30 days to start watching this video and 48 hours to finish once started. A modern tale with a flowing storyline, a heartwarming family film, with many supprising twists (and no nasties). But, when his rival and friend” at school, Ricky Monroe (Sean Brown), tells Frankie that his father’s ship, the Accra, will soon dock in Glasgow, the boy is both elated and frightened. Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 557 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/29/2006 - Complete Let me explain why I am giving this movie five stars, which I hardly ever do. which also included some low budget romances I also recommend. To protect her son from the truth that they've run away from his father, Lizzie has invented a story to satisfy his curiosity. Sign in to see videos available to you. What he doesn’t know is that his mom is intercepting the letters and responding as the boy’s father. The screenplay by Andrea Gibb focuses on a young single mother whose love for her son prompts her to perpetuate a deception designed to …

Reviewed in the United States on October 16, 2020. Lizzie writes make-believe letters from his father, about his adventures as a merchant seaman. Emily Mortimer, Gerard Butler, and a young actor named Shona Auerbach deliver compelling performances that elevates this above a typical tearjerker. The elfin Mortimer carries a look of pinched worry, which can disappear in a flash as she communicates with her son or slowly melt as she lowers her guard against a man with no past. Mary Riggins gives an amusing turn as Frankie’s chain-smoking grandma who thinks that Lizzy is wrong in deceiving her son but still goes along with the sham. The story is enthralling, the acting is superb, the characters are very lovable, and the fact that we never even learn Gerard Butler's character's name is perfect. Working from the screenplay by Andrea Gibb, Auerbach utilizes her small, talented cast to good affect, telling Frankie’s story through the eyes of the young boy. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 March 2017. Bur, Frankie is thrilled to have his dad finally come home and they set off on the town to get to know each other. The cast is neatly rounded with the old school practicality Riggans brings to Nell and the more modern, fun-loving warmth of Small.

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