Frankie & Hazel

Frankie & Hazel
Mischa Barton

Mischa Barton

Screen Time: 90%
Role: Francesca 'Frankie' Humphries
Age: 13 years old


Frankie & Hazel

Frankie & Hazel - Zwei M├Ądchen starten durch (Germany)
Rating: 7.2 (5 votes)
Directed: JoBeth Williams
Country: Germany, USA
Language: English
Genre: Comedy, Family


Frankie (Francheska) is a 12 year old ballerina. Frankie has done ballet all her life, but walking through the park she sees a sign announcing baseball tryouts. Encouraged by her activist best friend and neighbor, Hazel, Frankie decides to go out for the team. She has to do this on the sly because her grandmother, whose thinking is in the victorian era, feels Frankie should live, breathe, and eat ballet. Frankie lives with her grandmother because she lost her parents when she was two. Frankie's grandmother hasn't finished grieving for her daughter, who also was a ballerina, and demands ballet from Frankie because it's a way of closure for the severe emotional loss. The amusing subplot in this movie is the activist exploits of Hazel. Bothered by a library rarely open, filthy parks, and ignored by the town's mayor, Hazel does her homework and discovers that there's no age set to run for mayor. Hazel announces her run, and quickly draws a following. The scene not to be missed is the mayoral debate where she hands the middle aged mayor his hat, metaphorically speaking. Any mother can put this video on and know that their children will be inspired by Frankie and Hazel. This is where a heartfelt, sometimes serious and real life movie begins but sadly ends with the typical Hollywood ending.