Miramax Films | Release Date: March 4, 2005
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Universal acclaim based on 58 Ratings
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PaulK.Jun 1, 2006
I first saw the preview of "Dear Frankie" on the Finding Neverland DVD and bought a copy. It is one of the best films I have seen. The script and performances are all outstanding. The film could have become corny or maudlin and sentimental, I first saw the preview of "Dear Frankie" on the Finding Neverland DVD and bought a copy. It is one of the best films I have seen. The script and performances are all outstanding. The film could have become corny or maudlin and sentimental, but managed to avoid every pitfall and be genuinely moving and believable, given the unlikelihood of the set-up. I'm 65 and have watched the film 6 times in the month I own it. Expand
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JenOct 22, 2005
I really liked this Movie! I really like Gerald Butler and he was awesome in this movie. The movie is simple, but also moving at the same time. I don' t like how the movie ended, but hopefully they will make a sequel.
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JulieG.Jul 17, 2006
Wonderful, endearing story. I would love to see a sequel. It's been a while since we have rented and found a film we have not been disappointed in. I definitely plan to purchase this one.
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PaulD.Jul 24, 2006
Contrived, but very touching movie that works because of capable direction and outstanding cast.
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ChadS.Nov 4, 2005
Frankie(Jack McElhone) is deaf, not dumb, but Lizzie(Emily Mortimer) forgets her own words when she enlists The Stranger(Gerald Butler) to play surrogate daddy for her son. Great strokes of luck obscures the consequences that Lizzie Frankie(Jack McElhone) is deaf, not dumb, but Lizzie(Emily Mortimer) forgets her own words when she enlists The Stranger(Gerald Butler) to play surrogate daddy for her son. Great strokes of luck obscures the consequences that Lizzie would've faced having supplied Frankie with an extra dad, but the talented cast makes "Dear Frankie" work. A parent should be the last person in the world to condescend towards a disabled person because it's something they'll face their own lives. It was wrong of her to dupe Frankie. But Mortimer invests so much compassion in her born-to-be-maternal face, it's only after "Dear Frankie" is over that we realize what she had done was wrong. Expand
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