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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

Annette Bening was originally cast in the female lead role, but dropped out and Virginia Madsen subsequently replaced her. 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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Connections

References Happy Days (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

You Know Me By Heart
Performed by Jay Condiotti, Nadia Fay
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A Good Movie
6 November 2012 | by ciprian_bucSee 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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