This touching and humorous movie has earned the raves of critics and won
the hearts of audiences everywhere! To spare the feelings of her
fatherless boy, Lizzie (Emily Mortimer -Disney's The Kid ) secretly
authors letters from his "father" that detail seafaring adventures from
around the world. But she cannot maintain this illusion forever. Torn
between exposing the truth and protecting her son, Lizzie gets more than
anyone bargained for when she hires a handsome stranger (Gerard Butler
-The Phantom Of The Opera, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life )
to play the role of a lifetime! Winner at both the Heartland Film
Festival and the Seattle International Film Festival, this entertaining
motion picture is sure to touch your heart!
MY REVIEW: ***5 STARS*** A moving,
subtly acted film enhanced by its setting in a small Scottish fishing
village. The title character, Frankie, is a young deaf boy who lives
with his mother and grandmother. His only contact with his father is
through letters written with care and touched by well-meaning deception.
A mother who loves her son more than words can say does the best she
can to keep alive her son's illusions, but will he understand that love
is her motive? As the stranger who come into their world, Gerard Butler
gives an outstanding performance as a strong, quiet man whose own
suffering in life makes him care for a small deaf boy.