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Still shot from the movie: Dear Frankie.

Dear Frankie

Rather than tell her son Frankie (Jack McElhone) the truth about his estranged father, Lizzie (Emily Mortimer) has been secretly answering the letters he writes to the man he believes to be a sailor. But when the real ship of the pretend dad arrives in their homeport, Lizzie is forced to either fess-up, or produce a reasonable facsimile. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: B
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 105
Theater Release: 03 Mar 2005
Video Release: 04 Jul 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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The desire to protect others from the evils and sorrows of the world lies behind the magic of Brigadoon, a fictional story also set in Scotland. Gerard Butler, who plays the stranger hired to pretend to be Frankie’s father can be seen (partially masked of course) in 2004’s film version of The Phantom of the Opera.

DVD Notes…

DVD Release Date: 5 July 2005
If this limited release film didn’t play at a theater near you, you might want to look for it at your local video store. The DVD is available in widescreen, with Closed Captioning.

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