The Magic of Belle Isle

Director:Rob Reiner

Starring:Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen and Madeline Carroll

The Magic of Belle Isle Director:Rob Reiner Starring:Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen and Madeline Carroll Morgan Freeman plays Monte Wildhorn, a wheelchair bound bitter recluse

Morgan Freeman plays Monte Wildhorn, a wheelchair bound bitter recluse with an alcohol problem who was once successful novelist.  After losing all inspiration and his will to write, he decides to get away from city life but plans to spend the summer getting drunk.

All that changes when befriends a single mom (Virginia Madsen) and her three young daughters in Belle Isle. Nine-year-old Finnegan is an aspiring writer who quickly looks to him as a mentor. As Monte becomes entangled in the lives of his neighbours, they begin to warm his bitter heart and help him find his inspiration again. It's a sweet borderline soppy movie but Morgan Freeman and Virginia Madsen's performances give you great reason to watch it.