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Molly the Cat's ABC Wednesday Movie for the Letter F

Hello ABC Wednesday visitors! 

We're six weeks into the alphabet, so if this is your first time to the blog, welcome. My name is Molly the Cat, and I'm writing movie reviews for this ABCW round. The Missus Lady, one of my humans and the writer of this blog, is letting me try out my words. Nice of her, don't you think?

Missus Lady usually has two or three choices for me to pick from. Today's pick is one that the Missus Lady saw more than several years ago, way before my time. I chose it anyway because the Missus Lady liked it so much, and it introduced her to Gerard Butler. Purrrrrrr.

Dear Frankie (2004)

Setting: Greenock, Scotland

This is a story about a mother who loves her young son so much that she is willing to lie about his father.

Nine-year-old Frankie, his mom, Lizzie, and grandmother are constantly moving because they are running away from Frankie's abusive dad. But, Frankie doesn't know that his dad is a bad dude or that they're avoiding him. Frankie believes that his father is a merchant seaman, and the two write to each other on a regular basis. The truth is Frankie has been  corresponding with Lizzie who postmarks the imaginary dad letters from Glasgow.

Shortly after moving to Greenock, Frankie reads in the paper that the ship that his dad is on will be coming into port soon. Meeewwwwwww. Lizzie gets busy trying to find a seaman to pretend to be Frankie's dad. Enter Gerard Butler's character who Lizzie hires. Frankie meets him, and they instantly hit it off, to Lizzie's amazement and concern.

Will Lizzie and the stranger fall for each other? Will Frankie's dad find him? Will Frankie find out the truth about everything? And, how will he react?

Lots of unconditional love going on in this sweet story. Purrrrrrrrr.

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  1. Replies
    1. The Misssus Lady says there are so many gems undiscovered that's why she loves Netflix for having them available.

  2. Hmmmmmmm a very handsome man... but I guess you are far mor prettier ;-)

    Have a wonderful ABC=day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc=w=team)

    1. PUrrrrrrrrr, thank you! Gerard Butler is quite handsome.

  3. Sounds interesting. Where do you find these movies?

    1. Missus Lady finds them on Netflix. Hero Man has given her carte blanche to find movies for them to watch.

  4. This sounds so good. But I don't watch much during the day time because ... blogging ... plus the weather is almost always nice where are -- and not least because this is one of those movies that sound wonderful to me, but that I'd have to watch when Bill was away for awhile (or at least busy with something else) .... and the trouble is I already have about 10 movies queued for those occasions and I'm watching 'Call the Midwife" and 'Grace and Frankie' which both also fit that category. I still might add it to the queue anyway though -- you never know when it will start raining ....

    1. Purrrrrrrr, they watch Grace & Frankie, too. They're waiting for this season to be available. Movies and popcorn are pefect on rainy days and hot Hot days. Mewwwwww.

  5. Aww ... what a sweet movie. Hopefully the deadbeat dad doesn't turn up and potentially screw things up?

  6. A lot of creativity for the letter F! Keep forgetting that although your blog is a .com, I can't answer you on my blog. So here it is - should have been more clear about Giethoorn. It's not only the house the thousands of Chinese like so much, but the whole town, which has the same idea as Venice - the streets are the canals, to everywhere you go by boat!
    By the way, I miss you at All Seasons - hope you'll come back between Sunday and Wednesday:) Have a great weekend Susie.

    1. Biethoorn by canal. A write could be inspired by such a vision.

  7. That came out the year our daughter was born. No wonder I don't remember it!


  8. This looks like a good movie and one I have now marked down. Thanks for letting us know Molly.

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