DEAR FRANKIE, 2004, dir. Shona Auerbach
Emily Mortimer is one of those actresses I wish got the attention she deserves - she is the anchor in a fantastic cast which keeps this tender melodrama from being too much. Jack McElhone is wonderful as the title character, and it’s so nice to see a film with a central deaf character that isn’t about deafness being a burden or a marker for Someone Special. It’s also really nice to see Gerard Butler in a movie like this - he really is very good in it.
Beautiful cinematography, beautiful location shooting in Scotland. Emily Mortimer’s is a very real and relatable character who engages in one of my favorite movie dance scenes.