When Sarah Hopson realizes her successful high-rise New York lifestyle is devoid of meaning, she packs her bags and heads for her home town in the Scottish Borders to look for Sam, her ... See full summary »
Based on a true story, this film tells the tale of the 1950 US soccer team who, against all odds, beat England 1 - 0 in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Although no US team has ever won a World Cup title, this story is about the family traditions and passions which shaped the lives of the players who made up this team of underdogs.
Nine-year-old Frankie and his single mum Lizzie have been on the move ever since Frankie can remember, most recently arriving in a seaside Scottish town. Wanting to protect her deaf son from the truth that they've run away from his father, Lizzie has invented a story that he is away at sea on the HMS Accra. Every few weeks, Lizzie writes Frankie a make-believe letter from his father, telling of his adventures in exotic lands. As Frankie tracks the ship's progress around the globe, he discovers that it is due to dock in his hometown. With the real HMS Accra arriving in only a fortnight, Lizzie must choose between telling Frankie the truth or finding the perfect stranger to play Frankie's father for just one day... Written by
Jack McElhone (Frankie) is not deaf but worked with a speech coach so that his one spoken line would sound correct. See more »
When Lizzie is reading the last letter, it says "Thanks for the book" twice, but it is only read once. See more »
I don't have much, but, I'll pay you what I can.
[picks up and looks at a photo of a baby Frankie, pauses]
What time do you want me to be there?
See more »
Special thanks to ... all at Deaf Connections, ... all at Sigma Films, ... Esther and Harvey ... See more »
Lost in the Shuffle
Written by Beth Nielsen Chapman & Harlan Howard
Published by BNC Songs ASCAP
Administered by Kobalt Music Services
Harlan Howard Songs Inc. / BMG Music Publishing International Ltd. See more »
One of the most beautiful films I have ever seen, Dear Frankie is a true hidden gem without the glossy cloak of stardust that you get with so many films. It's definitely in among my favourites.
It has a unique and thoughtful storyline that is portrayed by the perfect combination of actors. There are no superstars or big names, just a group of people who want to make a film that pulls heartstrings which it does successfully. Dear Frankie gives you that rare feeling of sadness and happiness which is hard to forget.
It was a true masterpiece, the most near-perfect film that I have ever come across.It was the only film to ever bring tears to my eyes, which is quite a feat.
115 of 129 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?