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PG| 1 hr. 49 min.

Plot Summary
An alcoholic, disabled novelist (Morgan Freeman) finds his muse again after he moves into a lakeside cabin and meets a single mother (Virginia Madsen) and her daughters.

Cast: Morgan Freeman , Virginia Madsen , Madeline Carroll , Emma Fuhrmann , Nicolette Pierini , Kenan Thompson , Fred Willard , Ash Christian

Director: Rob Reiner

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)

Release Date: July 6th, 2012|1 hr. 49 min.

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fan reviews ( 7 )
  • For about an hour of its running time, The Magic of Belle Isle seems like a tiresome, sentimental and slow-moving story about a grumpy old man redeemed by the sweet spirit of a rural town and by the nice family that lives next door. But no, it's even worse than that. show more

  • As sticky-sweet and textureless as a bowl of pudding, though an amused central performance from star Morgan Freeman continually finds nuance and the unexpected where there ultimately isn't any. show more

  • The Magic of Belle Isle is a warm, human, feel-good experience about bringing out the best in people, one that brings out Morgan Freeman's best performance in years. show more

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  • July 27, 2013 hm2craft
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    A must-see for writers. Heart-warming story. Great characters.

  • July 29, 2012 mrymroberts
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    Really enjoyed this movie. Just beautful scenery and pleasant, funny summer fun.

  • July 18, 2012 Leah
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    One of the best Socially Redeeming movies I have seen in years. Mr. Freeman , as far as I am concerned, has never been in a movie, that didn\'t allow me to be disappointed in any way. He , himself, is an example of a \"Socially Redeeming\" Man. I met Mr. Freeman, by chance, in a little town where filming was being done, and his was a gracious, kind, considerate person, of the locals. And welcomed their presence.

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'The Magic of Belle Isle' Clip: Morgan Freeman Gets Sentimental

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Moviefone Staff on Jul 3rd, 2012 1:15PM

Morgan Freeman has one of the most distinguishable voices in movie history -- a long, deep drawl that invites viewers in (and probably reminds them of the good 'ol days of Shawshank Prison). That...

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