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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Emily Mortimer
Gerard Butler
Sharon Small
Jack McElhone
Directors
Shona Auerbach
Screenwriters
Andrea Gibb
Running Time
105 minutes

Dear Frankie
Amiable little tale of a boy waiting to meet his father. But it's not that simple...


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Plot
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…


Verdict
Pretty locations and solid acting keep this assured debut ticking along, but don't expect any big surprises.


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