The Magic Of Belle Isle is wonderful!
It’s rare indeed when a movie, or tv show, makes me laugh out loud,
but this movie did— several times. It’s strange as I sit here writing this review.
I have smile on my face, and am close to tears at the same time.
As so many have already said, it tugs at your heart strings… it’s a feel good movie
and it is both at the same time.
All the characters were expertly portrayed by their respective actors. I became immersed
in their character’s growth and development as the story progressed.
How refreshing too for a movie to have no sex, no violence, no drugs… well, Monty did
drink a lot as he wallowed in his self-pity and anger at the world, his wife, God — every one
and everything until a 10 yr old girl shows up on his doorstep. Through the innocence
of children and their straight forward way of asking questions and stating their
true feelings, Monty begins to join the world of the living once again.
I rarely feel like I want to watch a movie again…but this is one I do —
I didn’t want it to end. There was one surprise… I expected him to send off
his Tony the Elephant stories to his ever present, yet not present, publisher.
Then again, maybe Tony belonged to Flora just at the piano playing mother mouse
belonged to her mother—not for publication.