This weekend I watched “Dear Frankie”. It came out in 2004, and I’m not exactly sure how I’d heard about it, but I decided to put it on hold at our local library. Well, it came in a few days ago and, since Chris indicated that he wasn’t that interested, I watched it this Saturday afternoon.
This movie was really sweet and cute, but not sappy. Here’s the plot summary from IMDB:
“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…”
The movie stars Emily Mortimer (from Notting Hill, The Pink Panther…) as Lizzie and Gerard Buttler (300, P.S. I Love You). You should watch it 🙂