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Dear Frankie ()

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featuring Emily Mortimer, Jack McElhone, Gerard Butler, Sharon Small, Mary Riggans

Directed by Shona Auerbach, Dear Frankie revolves around nine-year-old Frankie (Jack McElhone) and his mother, Lizzie (Emily Mortimer). The mother and son duo have been on the run for as long as Frankie, who has been deaf for years, can remember. In an effort to protect Frankie from the truth -- that a psychotic father, whose physical abuse caused his hearing loss, is at the root of their constant need to move from one home to the next -- Lizzie pens a series of letters from Frankie's "father" in hopes of assuaging his curiosity. However, when Frankie becomes convinced that his father is taking a break from his exotic adventures and making his way back home, Lizzie must make a tough decision: find another way to pacify Frankie's desire to meet his father or tell him the awful truth. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi Hide synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
Sivvie

Just about perfect.

by Sivvie on May 29, 2010

"Dear Frankie" is just about the perfect movie: completely absorbing, unusual plot, excellent acting by all and a romantic lead who surpasses Mr. Darcy. This is the story of deaf boy Frankie (winningly played by Jack McElhone) whose mother, Lizzie (Emily Mortimer) writes letters to him supposedly by ... More

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