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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.

Director:

Rob Reiner

Writer:

Guy Thomas
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Morgan Freeman ... Monte Wildhorn
Kenan Thompson ... Henry
Virginia Madsen ... Charlotte O'Neil
Emma Fuhrmann ... Finnegan O'Neil
Madeline Carroll ... Willow O'Neil
Nicolette Pierini ... Flora O'Neil
C.J. Wilson ... Fire Captain
Ash Christian ... Carl Loop
Debargo Sanyal ... Mahmoud
Fred Willard ... Al Kaiser
Jessica Hecht ... Karen Loop
Christopher McCann Christopher McCann ... Bookstore Owner
Lucas Caleb Rooney Lucas Caleb Rooney ... Clown (as Lucas Rooney)
Kevin Pollak ... Joe Viola
Boyd Holbrook ... Luke Ford
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Re-Coming of Age Story

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Third Act See more »

Filming Locations:

Greenwood Lake, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,367, 8 July 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$100,910, 2 September 2012
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The sour mash whiskey Morgan Freeman is drinking is Stranahans Colorado Whiskey. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, the ramp in the truckbed is first on the passenger side, then on the driver side, and then returns to the passenger side. See more »

Quotes

[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 lovely story, but a little disconcerting
4 June 2012 | by pjamok-692-397387See all my reviews

While the story idea is sweet, the casting leaves me a bit perplexed.

The children are wonderfully cast and fabulous in their given roles, as is Virginia Madsen as their mother.

Yes, Morgan Freeman is a genius actor and plays the part well, but the romantic undertone is a little creepy. He is twenty-five years older than Virgina Madsen, who is exceptionally attractive for a fifty-year-old woman, but they do not fit romantically and his character comes off a little pervy for his subtle lusting after her. If the genders were reversed, it would be a total turn-off for the viewer. The continuation of the much older man/younger woman scenario (think "The Bridges of Madison County") is dated and unrealistic.

The setting is beautiful and the storyline sentimental, so, overall, it is a solid summer film.


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