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Still shot from the movie: The Magic of Belle Isle.

The Magic of Belle Isle

Monte Wildhorn (Morgan Freeman) comes to Belle Isle hoping to run away from life. Instead life comes knocking on the former author's door when nine-year-old Finnegan (Emma Fuhrmann) intrudes into his solitude asking for writing lessons. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: D+
Run Time: 109
Theater Release: 06 Jul 2012
Video Release: 18 Sep 2012
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is The Magic of Belle Isle Rated PG?


Violence: A fire hazard is briefly mentioned. Siblings argue and tease one another, and one throws water at the other. A man talks about suicide and throws a cup in anger. A man is carried off in a stretcher, and it is implied that he dies. Stories are shared that include some gross and violent details. Characters briefly play a first-person shooter video game. A sense of panic sweeps over party-goes when a children’s amusement collapses with youngsters inside (no one is hurt). A gunshot is fired to warn an angry character. Children use a raft without wearing life jackets. A boy fears he may drown when he falls into a lake.

Sexual Content: Mildly sexual comments are made about a dog when he licks his private parts. Lyrics in a song are slightly suggestive. A man makes sexual comments about a woman. A woman kisses a man.

Language: Mild and moderate profanities and terms of Deity are used as expletives. Some rude slang terms and developmental slurs are heard, along with name-calling.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A man constantly consumes alcohol, purchases it on a couple of occasions and makes no excuses for being a drunk. A man gives a painkiller to an ailing dog. Wine is drunk at dinner and for a toast.

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