Deaf nine-year-old Frankie (McElhone) has never met his father, but they stay in contact via letters. At least, that's what Frankie thinks – in reality, his mother (Mortimer) scribbles the epistles, concocting a fantasy involving her ex's life at sea. It’s a fantasy that threatens to dissolve when Frankie discovers Dad’s ship is due to dock at their seaside hometown in just a fortnight…
Pretty locations and solid acting keep this assured debut ticking along, but don't expect any big surprises.
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