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Dear Frankie


4.3 out of 5 stars 2,092 customer reviews

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This touching and humorous movie has earned the raves of critics and won the hearts of audiences everywhere! To spare the feelings of her fatherless boy, Lizzie (Emily Mortimer -Disney's The Kid ) secretly authors letters from his "father" that detail seafaring adventures from around the world. But she cannot maintain this illusion forever. Torn between exposing the truth and protecting her son, Lizzie gets more than anyone bargained for when she hires a handsome stranger (Gerard Butler -The Phantom Of The Opera, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life ) to play the role of a lifetime! Winner at both the Heartland Film Festival and the Seattle International Film Festival, this entertaining motion picture is sure to touch your heart!

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Driven by intelligent, constantly surprising and moving performances from the film's leads, Dear Frankie stars Emily Mortimer (Lovely and Amazing) as Lizzie, Scottish mother of Frankie (Jack McElhone), a deaf and highly intelligent 9-year-old. Constantly uprooting themselves and relocating from town to town, Lizzie and Frankie are on the run from the latter's abusive father, a fact unknown to the boy, who believes his dad is a busy seaman sending letters full of adventure and love. In fact, Lizzie is writing those missives, but she is faced with a challenge when Frankie discovers his father's ship will dock nearby. Lizzie hires a kind, handsome stranger (Gerard Butler) to play Frankie's dad, creating an odd situation in which ever-growing lies become a conduit for love, and Lizzie's repressed desires come to the fore with a man posing as her husband. The moral tangles are of interest in director Shona Auerbach's charmingly paced, quietly insightful drama-comedy, but so is the glorious feeling of watching these characters come fully alive. --Tom Keogh

Special features

  • Deleted and Extended Scenes with Optional Commentary
  • Interview with director Shona Auebach
  • "The Story of Dear Frankie"

Product details

  • Actors: Emily Mortimer, Gerard Butler, Sharon Small, Jack McElhone
  • Directors: Shona Auerbach
  • Writers: Andrea Gibb
  • Producers: Caroline Wood
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Unknown)
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    Parents Strongly Cautioned
  • Studio: LIONSGATE
  • DVD Release Date: January 6, 2012
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 2,092 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00094AS9A
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,750 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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