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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. »


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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Dear Frankie is rated PG-13: for language.

Cast: Emily Mortimer, Jack McElhone
Studio: 2005 Miramax

Detailed Review

Was there ever a parent who, with the best of intentions, wasn't tempted to tell a lie to their child in hopes of shielding them from a hurtful truth?… 
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