Dear Frankie

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  105 min.
Release Date: March 25, 2005
DVD: July 5, 2005

Current rating: Rating: 4.17
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Cast: Emily Mortimer, Gerard Butler, Sharon Small, Jack McElhone


To protect her nine-year-old son, Frankie, from the truth, his mom, Lizzie (Emily Mortimer), has invented a story to satisfy Frankie's curiosity. She regularly writes Frankie a letter from his make-believe father who works aboard a ship traveling to exotic lands.

However, Lizzie soon finds out his "father's" ship will be arriving in a few days. Now, Lizzie must choose between telling Frankie the truth and hatching a desperate plan to find the perfect stranger to play the perfect father.

Director: Shona Auerbach
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Caroline Wood
Screenplay: Andrea Gibb
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  • 5 stars "This movie leaves you with feelings of warmth and hope. Tremendous testament to the acting. Dear Frankie just grabbed my heart."