Previously titled Summer at Dog Dave’s then The Summer of Monte Wildhorn, Rob Reiner‘s latest drama finally has a confirmed title and acquisition to go along with it. It was announced today that The Magic of Belle Isle, starring Morgan Freeman, will arrive this summer on VOD and theaters thanks to Magnolia. As someone who adored his massively overlooked last film, Flipped, I can’t wait to see if Reiner still has some more magic up his sleeves.
The film, also starring Virginia Madsen, Fred Willard and Madeline Carroll, follows Freeman as Monte Wildhorn who is famous writer that is burdened by alcoholism. “He takes a lakeside cabin for the summer in picturesque Belle Isle, and befriends the family next door including a single mother (Madsen) and her young daughters who help him find inspiration again.” Coming from Shadow and Act we also have the first look from the film above and below. The indie certainly looks to follow in the steps of his last low-budget effort and I look forward to this Bucket List re-team.
I’m not sure I’d think much about diving into the work of Les Blank if only given a plot synopsis. His films, including a plethora now available in a stunningly thorough Criterion set, take on the esoteric sides of America, from bluegrass musicians to the wonders of polka to the taste of Creole cooking. These […]
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