An alcoholic novelist (Morgan Freeman) attempts to recapture his creativity by renting a cabin on a small island, and he strikes up a tender friendship with the single mother (Virginia Madsen) who lives next door in this bittersweet comedy-drama from director Rob Reiner.~Jason Buchanan
Commentary with director Rob Reiner, Morgan Freeman and Virginia Madesn
Discovering The Magic of Belle Isle
Behind the scenes picture-in-picture comparison: birthday party
Despite the low budget and poor reception it shines. I purchased this film off a customer at works suggeston. I must say i truly enjoy it as does my Mother. It has great performances from all actors. You definitely get a low budget vibe from it but it doesn't suffer because of it.
My wife and I were not able to see this movie in our local movie theater and were happy we were able to purchase it at a good price from BestBuy and really enjoyed watching it and am looking forward to watching again.
I had never heard of this film and only purchased it because it sounded like it might be interesting with Morgan Freeman in the lead role. Nice surprise! Heart warming story of a man in mourning for his wife finding friendship in the family living next to his rental cabin. Not heavy, just moving.
Most people are what they have been through good or bad. Sometimes someone comes along and has a impact to change one's behavior from bad to good. The movie is an example of one being angry but because kindness was shown it made a positive difference in one's life.