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I admit it. I'm crazy about Gerard Butler. What I didn't expect was a story that had me in tears at the end. Emily Mortimer and Jack McElrone are superb as the mother & son. I particularly loved the supporting characters and the remarkable locations. As Americans, we rarely get such a telling glimpse into Scottish life and I was mesmerized.
Gerard Butler was perfectly cast as The Stranger. It is an extremely restrained role compared to the romantic heroes he has played and will be playing in the future (The Phantom, Attila, romantic lead in Tomb Raider2 and the upcoming Beowulf and Burns) but he brings it off superbly. He is an exceptionally fine natural actor, completely fresh and unspoiled, and I cannot wait to see him reach global stardom. In my opinion, he'll be another Sean Connery or Mel Gibson - a man every woman wants and a man every man wants to be.
The story resolution of Dear Frankie is not your typical Hollywood ending, but it's poignancy will touch your heart.
"Dear Frankie", a new Scottish film directed by Shona Auerbach, is a really great little gem that you should definitely seek out. Playing at a handful of independent theaters, it will slowly roll out to the rest of the country. If you are unable to find it at a theater, catch the DVD when that is released.
The beauty of "Frankie" is that every character seems real, like someone you might meet on the streets of Glasgow. Emily Mortimer plays Lizzie as a young, single mom who has had a hard life. Her one joy is her son, who is very intelligent, but a deaf mute.Read more ›
Emily Mortimer as the Mother who will do almost anything to protect and nurture her child; and Gerard Burtler, as the Stranger she hires to pretend to be her sons father 'for just one day' are outstanding. With their eyes, body language, understated gestures, they portray more meaning and emotion than 9 out of 10 actors working today.
The story is of a mother who has been writing letters pretending to be her sons sailor father on a journey to far off ports on a ship called the Accra, a name she made up. Now, the real Accra is to arrive in the seaside village they live in and she must find a man to pretend to be the father 'for just one day.' The interview between Mortimer and Butler is outstanding. Very few words, but we understand the desperation of the woman, and the disinterest but decency of the man.
The boy is played to perfection by Jack McElhone.
This is a quiet, heartfelt, gem of a film and I am glad I went across town to see it after hearing about it for months. The DVD will be in my collection. 9/10
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The movie was cute but very slow. Not sure I would recommend it to anyone and I wouldn't watch it again.Published 3 days ago by Karen T.
It is a heartwarming, poignant story. Although, I enjoyed watching the movie, it is a tear-jerker. I don't wish to give anything away. I will say that we do. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Joy 9
Loved everything about this movie--the story line, the actors (great casting), the ending fitting the tenor of the movie perfectly (spoiler: it does not end the way Hollywood roms... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Gayle Smith
An excellent, under rated and over looked movie! It's the story of a single mother who's gotten out of an abusive marriage. Read morePublished 4 days ago by P. OSullivan
Excellent movie! I demonstrates the deep love a mother has for her child not matter the personal cost.Published 4 days ago by Patme
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