The Magic of Belle Isle

A Re-Coming of Age Story


The Magic of Belle Isle
An aging, alcoholic, widowed and disabled (that should cover all the bases) writer takes a vacation next to a lake, to try and pull his life together. He has lost the will to live or to write. As time goes by, he befriends the family next door: a single mom and her daughters. As he gets to know them and the other locals better, he finds himself once again getting direction in his life ... until his holiday ends and it's time to leave ...

107 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 10 (Language, Blasphemy).
Comedy, Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Morgan Freeman, Kenan Thompson, Virginia Madsen, Emma Fuhrmann, Madeline Carroll, Nicolette Pierini, C.J. Wilson
Director
Rob Reiner
ScreenplayGuy Thomas, Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinman
MusicMarc Shaiman
CinematographyReed Morano
EditingDorian Harris
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2012
Produced byCastle Rock Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageMild and infrequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceMild suspense, brief
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyBrief, 'Jesus Christ', 'Jesus isn't the Christ'
Drug abuseFrequent alcohol use
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi
10
Cape Times
Frank Scheck quote iconA touch of mature magic.
10
Box Office
Pete Hammond quote iconNot exactly the recipe for a blockbuster, this melancholy look at an aging writer (Morgan Freeman) who finds renewed inspiration after taking a cabin for the summer is one of Reiner's best.
13
Metacritic.com
14 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
28 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer
6
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
12
Movie Review Intelligence
16 critics
10

What the People say

Internet
1829 Netizens
13

Average .. 51%

10

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