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The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 6 July 2012 (USA)
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Monty Wildhorn, an alcoholic novelist of Westerns, has lost his drive. His nephew pushes him to summer in quiet Belle Isle. He begrudgingly befriends a newly single mom and her 3 girls who help him find the inspiration to write again.

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Monty Wildhorn, an alcoholic novelist of Westerns, has lost his drive. His nephew pushes him to summer in quiet Belle Isle. He begrudgingly befriends a newly single mom and her 3 girls who help him find the inspiration to write again.

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A Re-Coming of Age Story

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and language including some suggestive comments | See all certifications »

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$10,367 (USA) (6 July 2012)

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$100,910 (USA) (31 August 2012)
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Annette Bening was originally cast in the female lead role, but dropped out and Virginia Madsen subsequently replaced her. See more »

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Flora is wearing her seat belt only on the closest shots in the car scene. See more »

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[first lines]
Monte Wildhorn: What's all that crap on the windshield?
Henry: It's ash from the fire.
Monte Wildhorn: This is where you're bringing me?
Henry: It's rent free.
Monte Wildhorn: Before or after it burns down?
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Sonata No. 8 - Pathetique
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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.Depressed writer goes to cabin and learns to live and write again.
12 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

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.


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