Nine-year-old Frankie and his single mum Lizzie have been on the move ever since Frankie can remember, most recently arriving in a seaside Scottish town. Wanting to protect her deaf son from the truth that they've run away from his father, Lizzie has invented a story that he is away at sea on the HMS Accra. Every few weeks, Lizzie writes Frankie a make-believe letter from his father, telling of his adventures in exotic lands. As Frankie tracks the ship's progress around the globe, he discovers that it is due to dock in his hometown. With the real HMS Accra arriving in only a fortnight, Lizzie must choose between telling Frankie the truth or finding the perfect stranger to play Frankie's father for just one day...
Jamie J (jp) wrote: Great movie! funny and heartwarming without ever getting sappy.This is another little movie I definitely recommend checking out.
Surajit Kumar M (es) wrote: The movie is two paced like the life of Sid(Farhan). Sometimes it interest u and sometime it bores u to death. 1st half is very dull and u can take a nap or two if u r tired. It picks up after the interval but after a few interesting moments again goes down. Both the lead actors acted well. The mini elephant matches the role perfectly. Farhan is as usual awesome. But they don't gel as a couple. The punches that was shown in the trailer are the best parts. Movie jaake pachtaya :)
Lisa R (kr) wrote: reached half way...i tired it seemed just plain stupid
Denis D (au) wrote: like a prostitute enjoyable yet too easy
Jonathan L (gb) wrote: Long and so much "traditional ending, but we'd like to hate it/him. However it is impossible.
Wendy C (ru) wrote: A book sometimes is not only a book!
Carmen V (fr) wrote: Chiar daca ai pierdut tot ce ai iubit mai mult in viata, invata sa ierti!
David C (mx) wrote: Fantastic!! if you love Will's writting then by golly, you will love the snot out of this. filmed as if in the theater and not to mention the cast is star studded!!
Leann D (de) wrote: Story of Prisclla Presley's life
Steve J (br) wrote: The (many) people who hate this film almost unanimously misunderstand it. With Ken Russell, a truly rounded biography doesn't simply narrate events from a subject's life, but tells their story the way they themselves might have told it. On its release, many critics expressed disgust at the film's visuals and criticized Russell for portraying Byron, Polidori, and the Shelleys as little more than drug-addled degenerates...ignoring the fact that if they had been contemporary figures, that is exactly how they would've been perceived by the establishment (and it IS how they were perceived by the establishment in their own time). The dialogue and performances are laughably over-the-top, and the sometimes repulsive, always intense visuals are characteristic of the Russell style, but these extravagances suit the subject perfectly. Many of Ken Russell's films could be considered terrible by any reasonable standard, but one mustn't judge Russell's work by any reasonable standard. Specifically, this film tells the story of the birth of not only Mary Shelley's Frankenstein but also John Polidori's The Vampyre. Lord Byron (Gabriel Byrne) hosts a party at the infamous Villa Diodati for his friend (and rainy-day lover) Percy Shelley (Julian Sands), who brings his fiance Mary (Natasha Richardson) and her stepsister Clair Clairmont (Miriam Cyr). Also on hand is Dr Polidori (Timothy Spall), to administer the laudanum and glare jealously at Byron and Shelley from the shadows. The group drink laudanum till they hallucinate, they read from the Fantasmagoriana, they play games, they have orgies, and they hold a seance. The seance is where the trouble begins, but Russell argues that without these self-inflicted tortures we would not today be talking about Frankenstein, and the world of letters would be a little less interesting. There's also a great deal of subtext about the changing of the guard from the classical world to the modern world (these people were groundbreaking thinkers as well as artists). Not for everyone (no Russell film is), but if you're game and don't mind a whole lot of excess for its own sake (as this film's subjects surely did), give Gothic a spin!
David F (gb) wrote: Tries to be very romantic with John Barry music swelling up behind the Grand Hotel and a story of impossible love but it just doesn't click. I did appreciate the Mackinac Island scenery, though.
Kody W (us) wrote: All of the good jokes were in the trailer
Irene S (nl) wrote: good movie about what women had to go through in the early 1900's to be able to get the right to vote in England. good actors. screenplay. direction.