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The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)

 -  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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Summer at Dog Dave's  »

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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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A Good Movie
6 November 2012 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

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 is such a good film is, of course, Morgan Freeman.

I myself enjoyed the movie and recommend it for a rainy afternoon.


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