Madeline Freeman Biography & Facts
The Magic of Belle Isle is a 2012 drama film directed by Rob Reiner and written by Guy Thomas. The film stars Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen, Emma Fuhrmann, Madeline Carroll, Kenan Thompson, Nicolette Pierini, Kevin Pollak and Fred Willard. The film was released on July 6, 2012, by Magnolia Pictures. Its title in the UK is Once More.
Monte Wildhorn (Freeman) is a famous Western novelist. His struggle to cope with the death of his wife six years earlier has sapped his passion for writing and has caused him to begin drinking heavily. He rents a lakeside cabin for the summer in picturesque Belle Isle and befriends the family next door, an attractive single mother (Madsen) and her young daughters, who help him find inspiration again.
Morgan Freeman as Monte Wildhorn
Virginia Madsen as Charlotte O'Neil
Emma Fuhrmann as Finnegan "Finn" O'Neil
Madeline Carroll as Willow O'Neil
Nicolette Pierini as Flora "Flor" O'Neil
Kenan Thompson as Henry
Kevin Pollak as Joe Viola
Fred Willard as Al Kaiser
Ash Christian as Carl Loop
Jessica Hecht as Karen Loop
Boyd Holbrook as Luke FordProduction
The Magic of Belle Isle was filmed in the village of Greenwood Lake, New York in July 2011.
The Magic of Belle Isle received negative reviews from critics according to Rotten Tomatoes where the film has a rating of 29%, based on 34 reviews, with a rating of 4.9/10. On Metacritic, the film has a score of 46 out of 100, based on 14 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 18, 2012.
The Magic of Belle Isle at IMDb
The Magic of Belle Isle at Rotten Tomatoes
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