The Magic of Belle Isle

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The Magic of Belle Isle
The Magic of Belle Isle poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Rob Reiner
Produced by Salli Newman
David Valdes
Rob Reiner
Alan Greisman
Lori McCreary
Written by Guy Thomas
Rob Reiner
Andrew Scheinman
Starring Morgan Freeman
Virginia Madsen
Emma Fuhrmann
Madeline Carroll
Kenan Thompson
Kevin Pollak
Fred Willard
Music by Marc Shaiman
Cinematography Reed Morano
Edited by Dorian Harris
Distributed by Magnolia Pictures
Release dates
  • July 6, 2012 (2012-07-06)
Running time
109 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $5,000,000
Box office $102,388[1]

The Magic of Belle Isle is a 2012 drama film directed by Rob Reiner and written by Guy Thomas. The film's cast includes Morgan Freeman and Virginia Madsen.


Monte Wildhorn (Freeman) is a famous Western novelist whose struggle with alcoholism has sapped his passion for writing. He takes 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.



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. It currently holds a 29% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 31 reviews.

Home media[edit]

The DVD/Blu-ray was released on 18 September 2012. It was rated PG.


  1. ^ "The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)". Box Office Mojo. 2012-09-06. Retrieved 2012-09-27. 

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