Dear Frankie

2005 PG-13 1h 45m DVD

Dear Frankie

2005 PG-13 1h 45m DVD
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After years of lying to her son and pretending his deadbeat father is away at sea aboard the HMS &NFi;Accra&NFi_;, a protective mother must find a man willing to pose as the boy's dad when the ship docks right by their home.
Emily Mortimer, Jack McElhone, Gerard Butler, Sharon Small, Mary Riggans, Jayd Johnson, Sean Brown, Anne Marie Timoney, Cal Macaninch, Katy Murphy, Anna Hepburn
Shona Auerbach
Widescreen 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this is a moody portrayal of a deaf boy named Frankie. Issues of abuse and domestic violence are touched upon here. There are sad moments and moments of surprising devotion. There's some profanity, including two uses of the f-word, as well as drinking and smoking. The movie could be too emotionally intense for sensitive kids, so parents might want to prescreen.

Sexual Content

Kissing among adults, some bawdy language.


There's mention of the abuse Frankie's dad imposed on his family. The abuse resulted in Frankie's hearing loss.


"Jesus Christ," "bitch,"" f--k," (used twice), "hell."

Social Behavior

Frankie is surrounded by people who care about him. He does not talk, but is able to communicate with the people who take the time to listen to him. His mother loves him to the extent that she will lie to protect him from his violent past.


Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

European rules for smoking and drinking -- it's pretty much a fact of life. Grandma asks Frankie to get cigarettes for her at the pub. He tries to buy them, but is not allowed to purchase them. Adults get tipsy and act silly, but not inappropriate, per se.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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