You certainly know when you have watched a good one, and this is what I would have to say about 'The Magic of Belle Isle'. Being a Morgan Freeman fan, I have read some of the reviews about this movie and they were not all positive. I believe if one sticks to their own styles and start to judge other styles are non-impressive, then this approach will be the result. Perhaps we all fall prey to this attitudes at times.
What first may appear to be predictable may not end in the way it will seem at the outset. This is a movie of the heart, one that has the power to tug tightly on the emotions of those who are prone to love these types of films.
I think I will watch this movie once more. This movie is not about the picturisation, acting talents or directorial excellence.(That said, I am not neglecting Morgan Freeman's or the actor's performance). To me, it was short sequences that were too real to be in the film. The dialogues and some times the monologues as well were interesting. This film is about the power of imagination, creativity and inspiration, but it is also about the way human beings depend upon each other for that magic we call a good life, a life worth living. This is one of those little gems and if you are an imaginative person, you will definitely enjoy this movie.