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Dear Frankie (2004 movie)

5 Ratings: 4.4
A movie directed by Shona Aeurbach

Directed by Shona Auerbach and filmed on location in Scotland, DEAR FRANKIE is a poignant, humorous story about a family struggling with isolation and poverty. Deaf nine-year-old Frankie (Jack McElhone) only knows his dad through the letters they exchange. … see full wiki

Director: Shona Aeurbach
Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 4, 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
3 reviews about Dear Frankie (2004 movie)
review by . February 01, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: story, directing, cast     Cons: none     The Bottom Line:   “These are my words   That I’ve never said before   I think I’m doing ok   And this is the smile   That I’ve never shown before”   ~Staind       Frankie, 9 years old, lives in Scotland with his mother Lizzie and grandmother Nell. Frankie spends his spare time in communication …
review by . August 25, 2008
Dear Frankie is the kind of film where less is definitely more. It's the story of a single Scottish mom Lizzie (Emily Mortimer) and her deaf son Frankie(ably played by Jack McElhone.) Lizzie, her Mum, Nell (Mary Riggans), and Frankie  frequently move to keep one step ahead of Lizzie's abusive ex-husband and his family. Now, newly relocated in the Scottish seaside town of Greenock, she accepts a job at the local fish and chips shop owned by Marie (Sharon Small) and enrolls the boy in school.  &nb …
review by . July 07, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
DEAR FRANKIE is one of those rare films that tell a story (by Andrea Gibb) with such minimal extraneous effects, keeping the line of the tale clear and unfettered by bathos, and results in an emotional experience for the viewer that creates a sense of empowerment and utter commitment. While much of this effect is due to the extraordinary talent of director Shona Auerbach (who also is the film's magical cinematographer!) and by the glorious musical score by Alex Heffes, this film boasts one of the …
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