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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. »


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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The Magic of Belle Isle is rated PG: for mild thematic elements and language including some suggestive comments.

Director: Rob Reiner
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen, Madeline Carroll, Emma Fuhrmann, Nicolette Pierini
Studio: 2012 Magnolia Pictures
Website: Official site for The Magic of Belle Isle.

Detailed Review

Monte Wildhorn (Morgan Freeman) has only come to Belle Island to take advantage of free accommodation over the summer in return for dog sitting. Formerly a successful Wild West… 
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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… 
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How do the many disappointments in Monte’s life contribute to his desire to drink?… 
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