login

Movie Ratings, Family Movie Reviews & More!

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. »

0

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
See Canadian Ratings
How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

How do the many disappointments in Monte’s life contribute to his desire to drink? Does the alcohol really help his problems? What are the things that eventually do bring him happiness? Why must he give up drinking if he wants to continue enjoying these newfound pleasures?

What struggles are Finnegan and her family experiencing? How does learning to use one’s imagination bring some peace into their lives? What can you do to help you cope with trails and challenges?

Join the Conversation

About the Reviewer: Donna Gustafson

© One Voice Communications Ltd. | About Parent Previews | FAQ | Making the Grades | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact