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Dear Frankie is a story revolving around a deaf boy named Frankie who lives with his mother and grandmother. It seems unclear if Frankie is incapable of speech or just refuses to speak. Throughout the movie, he is considered a deaf mute. Frankie's mother, Lizzie, is shown to be a hard-working woman who wants nothing but the best for her son. Frankie excitedly anticipates every letter he receives in the mail from his seafaring father, who is supposedly serving aboard the HMS Accra. What he does not know is that the letters are actually being sent to him by his mother who wants to protect him from the abuse his own father would inflict on him. Her plan begins to unravel when Frankie discovers that the HMS Accra is going to dock in their little town for a couple of days. Frankie is upset that his father had not mentioned this in his letters because he feels that this means his father does not want to come visit them. Lizzie panics because she had not known that the HMS Accra was coming and is afraid that Frankie will be crushed if he thinks his father doesn't want to see him.

One evening Lizzie begins to hatch a desperate plan. She attempts to find a man to pretend to be Frankie's father but finds no one that she would dare entrust her son with, even just for a day. Nearly despondent, Lizzie confides her problems to her friend Marie. Marie comes up with an idea

Dear Frankie is an Drama, Kids & Family movie that was released in 2004 and has a run time of 1 hr 45 min. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.7 and a MetaScore of 63.

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| 2004 | 1 hr 45 min | 7.7/10 | 63/100
Emily Mortimer, Jack McElhone, Mary Riggans, Sharon Small
Shona Auerbach
Produced By
Caroline Wood

Also starring Emily Mortimer