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Plot: In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.
Runtime: 109 mins Release Date: 05 Jul 2012
Wheelchair bound curmudgeon and heavy drinker Monte Wildhorn Morgan Freeman , a writer of western stories house-sits for a friend in Belle Isle and softens considerably when he befriends single mother Charlotte O'Neil Virginia Madsen and her three children.I don't remember liking a movie as much as this one since THE ASTRONAUT FARMER. The cast were perfect. The dialogues were spot on and very entertaining. The banter between Monte and 9-year old Finnegan O'Neil Emma Fuhrmann was pure gold and proved to be the beginnings of Monte softening his outlook on life. I wished that <more>
banter never ended. Like I said Pure Gold. Kudos to the writers. This is indeed a feel good movie with a low key pacing and you never wanted it to end. For starters we see curmudgeon Monte be bam-boozled into reading an obituary for someone he "didn't know;" getting a side-kick in Carl Ash Christian a somewhat special needs person; giving aspirin to Ringo, the dog that he renames Spot with stiff hind quarters; and helping Finnegan learn to write stories. All this sets the stage for everything that follows. And, everything that follows shows growth of all characters. Sometimes like a big juicy cheeseburger you just "gotta have" you also "gotta see" a pure gold movie like this. 10/10 FYI: Virginia Madsen was also in the Astronaut Farmer.Violence: No. Sex: No. Nudity: No. Language: No.Rating: A
Don't you dare say you don't like Morgan Freeman! LOL. (by OlieRendch)
The Magic of Belle Isle, sounds a bit cheesy doesn't it? Well, it's not. It has a disabled Morgan Freeman who gives up on life until finding a single mother with three girls. You think it will be predictable but not as much as you think; I thought it had a really good story and enjoyed it the whole way through. I loved the humour in this movie because who doesn't like a good laugh and the jokes in this film will make anybody laugh. I like the ways the characters were brought out and some really good ones that taught you about life and stuff. So I really would recommend this to <more>
everyone as it is good family entertainment which you don't get to often, so forget the rubbish you're going to watch tonight and see The Magic of Belle Isle.http://theojreviews.blogspot.co.uk/
A Fine summer movie. Just what you would expect from Rob Reiner. (by scunnurt34)
Love and sharing can come in many forms. So too, growth and development. Reiner scores well touching all aspects of the good side of humans.He also gives a complete picture of life seen through the simplistic eyes of children while allowing the complex world of adults be part of the story without taking any of the magic from childhood. The cast is wonderful and I loved the strength, power, and insecurity of Morgan Freeman.One again admires Reiner's ability to show complex stories through the strength of his actors rather than depending on CG and other cheap slight-of-hand fakery.
.Depressed writer goes to cabin and learns to live and write again. (by rsvidor)
The Magic of Bell Island is a fantastic feel good movie especially for seniors.Four of us attended and left in a great mood. The scenery and the sets were very realistic. The acting was brilliant, especially the children.The film had many themes: Reality vs Imagination, Alcholism, Death of a spouse, Divorce, Bringing up children, Dog sitting, Baseball players problems, living with handicaps,and more.I recommend this film for seniors, married couples, and families with children.I wonder if the author went on to write for children, another positive talent that he didn't realize he had.
A Good Movie (by ciprian_buc)
If it's Sunday afternoon and you're kind of bored, if you're not in the mood for anything in particular, press play on "The Magic of Bell Isle".These movie will not disappoint you, it will not leave a bad taste but rather it will leave you smiling and feeling good.The story is very original and well written. The characters are not well developed but it doesn't matter because the dialogue is remarkable. You will find some great quotes in this film and I guarantee you'll be smiling at the end.It's a very light comedy with just a pinch of drama, and the reason <more>
is such a good film is, of course, Morgan Freeman.I myself enjoyed the movie and recommend it for a rainy afternoon.
OK. This film is not for me. I'm a bloke. I'm a geek. I am "North of fifty".So why did I first catch it at 5 AM in the morning intending to continue my channel hopping then gradually have it pull me away from my backlog of Arrow and Dr Who episodes that I have pre-recorded for such moments? And after watching it once, a week ago I think, I am so hooked that when I found out that it was on this morning and it was so near the beginning It easily won over watching The Gadget Show or even going off to my usual morning open-source software writing?!I found the film to be highly <more>
engaging without being too "mushy"; and on the other hand, neither does it try to be too gritty in the hope of being more "realistic". The film is well written with a story I wanted to hear and once heard, I wanted to hear it again so I could ensure I had truly discovered some nuances and was rewarded by finding more!Normally, I am not moved to write such reviews, but the film deserves my first mainly because it shouldn't be a film I like so much. Hats off to the makers.
With all the crap coming out Hollywood these days, this is a feel good movie and if you really pay attention to the undertones, the movie lifts you up and is inspiring. The acting is fairly good, and Morgan F. as always has the right line to say at each moment.If you are in the mood for a family gathering type movie with a happy ending, this is a one to watch.The movie is inspirational and although the love innuendo between the two main characters can be thought by some to be distasteful, the real age of Monty is never revealed in the film so assumptions should not be made based on Morgan <more>
A great family movie about finding yourself again. Great acting and excellent message. I recommend this. I say A. (by cosmo_tiger)
"It don't happen often but sometimes we do bring out the best in each other." After the death of his wife famous writer Monte Wildhorn Freeman stops writing and takes up drinking. He moves into a lake house to escape everyone and relax. After meeting his neighbor Charlotte O'Neil Madsen and her daughters he begins to change the way he feels about life. One of the biggest problems I have with movies is that about 70% of them are so predictable that after ten minutes you know how it will end. Sometimes that affects how good a movie is and sometimes it doesn't matter. <more>
This movie is the later. After fifteen minutes I could have written the ending myself and it would have been identical to the way this one ended. All that said this is a great movie still and Morgan Freeman is about the only actor who can take a very ornery character and make you like him even at his worst. There are not many non-cartoon movies that are great for the whole family to watch. This is one of them. Rated PG but this is still something that you can put in with your kids and not have to worry about what they are seeing. This is a perfect example of how excellent a movie can be simply by using the best actors you can find and having a great idea. No special effects or nudity or swearing. What a strange idea. Overall, a superb family movie that I highly recommend. I give it an A.
my wife and i sat and watched this last night and were glued to the story throughout the whole film. Morgan Freeman plays an excellent role as the wheelchair bound crippled ex professional writer who is the innocent victim of a hit and run driver. The accident, obviously leaving him bitter and turning to the bottle. Trying to find solace on the Belle Isle, he meets his neighbor and her three children and things start to change as he uses his writing skills to teach one of them in particular to use her own imagination. The acting from the Mother and all 3 daughters is very good and i would not <more>
be surprised to see Freeman win an Oscar for his role. If you have not seen this movie, i highly recommend it.