The Magic of Belle Ilse @ The Flicks 1 + 2
Morgan Freeman plays Monte Wildhorn, a writer who has lost pretty much all of his touch, desire to live and has become a cranky alcoholic. He’s sent to a summer home to try and come up with some fresh ideas but he just keeps going deeper into the bottle until he meets his divorced neighbor (Virginia Madsen) and her three daughters.
This is the kind of movie that divides audiences into two basic categories: Those that like sentimental dramas, and those that don’t.
With all the super crap coming out Hollywood these days, this is a feel good movie and if you really pay attention to the undertones, the movie lifts you up and is inspiring. The Magic of Bell Island is a fantastic feel good movie, especially for seniors.
(109 mins, comedy, drama)