The Magic of Belle Isle


Action  Comedy  Drama  

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - rotten 30%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - upright 62%
IMDb Rating 7


Uploaded By: OTTO
October 3, 2012 at 5:49 am



Morgan Freeman as Monte Wildhorn
Boyd Holbrook as Luke Ford
Jessica Hecht as Karen Loop
Virginia Madsen as Charlotte O'Neil
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797.05 MB
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1hr 49 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by n/a 9 / 10

.Depressed writer goes to cabin and learns to live and write again.

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.

Reviewed by n/a 9 / 10

A great family movie about finding yourself again. Great acting and excellent message. I recommend this. I say A.

"It don't happen often but sometimes we do bring out the best in each other." After the death of his wife famous writer Monte Wildhorn (Freeman) stops writing and takes up drinking. He moves into a lake house to escape everyone and relax. After meeting his neighbor Charlotte O'Neil (Madsen) and her daughters he begins to change the way he feels about life. One of the biggest problems I have with movies is that about 70% of them are so predictable that after ten minutes you know how it will end. Sometimes that affects how good a movie is and sometimes it doesn't matter. This movie is the later. After fifteen minutes I could have written the ending myself and it would have been identical to the way this one ended. All that said this is a great movie still and Morgan Freeman is about the only actor who can take a very ornery character and make you like him even at his worst. There are not many non-cartoon movies that are great for the whole family to watch. This is one of them. Rated PG but this is still something that you can put in with your kids and not have to worry about what they are seeing. This is a perfect example of how excellent a movie can be simply by using the best actors you can find and having a great idea. No special effects or nudity or swearing. What a strange idea. Overall, a superb family movie that I highly recommend. I give it an A.

Reviewed by n/a 9 / 10

Feel Good Movie

With all the crap coming out Hollywood these days, this is a feel good movie and if you really pay attention to the undertones, the movie lifts you up and is inspiring. The acting is fairly good, and Morgan F. as always has the right line to say at each moment.If you are in the mood for a family gathering type movie with a happy ending, this is a one to watch.The movie is inspirational and although the love innuendo between the two main characters can be thought by some to be distasteful, the real age of Monty is never revealed in the film so assumptions should not be made based on Morgan Freeman's real age.

Reviewed by n/a 9 / 10

Can't trust the critics on this one; the movie touched me

my wife and i sat and watched this last night and were glued to the story throughout the whole film. Morgan Freeman plays an excellent role as the wheelchair bound crippled ex professional writer who is the innocent victim of a hit and run driver. The accident, obviously leaving him bitter and turning to the bottle. Trying to find solace on the Belle Isle, he meets his neighbor and her three children and things start to change as he uses his writing skills to teach one of them in particular to use her own imagination. The acting from the Mother and all 3 daughters is very good and i would not be surprised to see Freeman win an Oscar for his role. If you have not seen this movie, i highly recommend it.

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