The Magic of Belle Isle Don't feel sorry for yourself. Don't be bitter. Don't shut people out. A crotchety, alcoholic, wheelchair-bound coot played on cruise control by Morgan Freeman learns… The Magic of Belle Isle Don't feel sorry for yourself. Don't be bitter. Don't shut people out. A crotchety, alcoholic, wheelchair-bound coot played on cruise control by Morgan Freeman learns… 2012-07-06 PG PT109M Morgan Freeman Magnolia Pictures
Movie Review

The Magic Of Belle Isle (2012)

MPAA Rating: PG
THE MAGIC OF BELLE ISLE Morgan Freeman and Virgina Madsen
THE MAGIC OF BELLE ISLE Morgan Freeman and Virgina Madsen
EW's GRADE
C

Details Limited Release: Jul 06, 2012; Rated: PG; Length: 109 Minutes; With: Morgan Freeman; Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Don't feel sorry for yourself. Don't be bitter. Don't shut people out. A crotchety, alcoholic, wheelchair-bound coot played on cruise control by Morgan Freeman learns these recycled lessons in a pastel-colored, embroidered wall-hanging of a drama directed by Rob Reiner. Lucky old coot — the single mother next door is pretty Virginia Madsen, and she's raising three cute daughters in a kind of 21st-century Mayberry. C

Originally posted Jul 04, 2012 Published in issue #1215 Jul 13, 2012 Order article reprints