I watched this movie two nights ago. It is filmed in Scotland.
It is about a single mom and her 9 year old son. She moves
her son and her mom to Glasgow. They have moved a lot. At
first I didn't understand the mother's actions. Frankie is the boy
and he is deaf/mute. He writes letters to his dad who is away
on a ship and apparently has been for years. He receives letters
from his dad too. As the movie progresses you begin to get
a clearer picture of the situation and it is very touching. By the
end you find out that Frankie had more of a grasp on what was
taking place than what he was given credit for. The setting is
in Scotland but the movie was not very scenic. For this reason
I would give it about 3-1/2 stars on a scale of 0-5. It was worth
watching (probably just renting).
Anyway, I was reading Laura's blog and she and her husband
are going to Scotland soon by themselves and asked for
recommendations of movies or books.