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Once More 2014

A once legendary novelist whose struggle with alcoholism has sapped his passion for writing, takes a lakeside cabin for the summer in picturesque Belle Isle, and befriends the family next door.

Starring:
Morgan Freeman, Kenan Thompson
Runtime:
1 hour, 49 minutes

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Genres Romance, Comedy
Director Rob Reiner
Starring Morgan Freeman, Kenan Thompson
Supporting actors Virginia Madsen, Emma Fuhrmann, Madeline Carroll, Nicolette Pierini, C.J. Wilson, Ash Christian, Debargo Sanyal, Fred Willard, Jessica Hecht, Christopher McCann, Lucas Caleb Rooney, Kevin Pollak, Boyd Holbrook, Kevin, Tilly, Rosemary Howard, Johnny Serret
Studio Signature Entertainment Ltd
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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By markr TOP 500 REVIEWER on 13 April 2014
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This is a very gentle story of love and life, in which little happens and yet where lives are gently transformed by acts of kindness and tenderness. Morgan Freeman plays a writer who has sunk into a quiet alcoholism and has ceased to write or to take joy in life. He takes a summer house with a dog, and becomes acquainted with the three young girls and their mother who live next door.

The aquaintence blossoms into love and inspiration with very positive results for all concerned - there is plently of gentle humour, no threat, and a magical feel good factor.

The previous title of this film, The Magic of Belle Isle, seems more appropraite than its new tiltle- the island seems to have a gentle magical, healing quality, which has an almost instant effect on its residents.

A lovely film - slow, yes, but with a lingering glow
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If you're looking for a harmless but entertaining film to watch of an evening or Sunday afternoon, this is it.
Very gentle and fairly predictable but thought provoking nonetheless
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By BruceB VINE VOICE on 30 Mar. 2014
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I originally saw this film heading eastwards on a long haul plane. It was called "The Magic of Belle Isle" then, and I watched it twice on that trip.

That was 2-3 years ago and I've been trying to get it on DVD since then, not knowing the title had been changed to "Once More".

The film is a total gem, beautifully acted, and with excellent photography. Nice inclusion of humour throughout. Just pure magic.
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This film was an absolute delight and such a change from all the violent movies we seem to get these days. The storyline was unusual and so refreshing. The whole family were totally absorbed in this film and silence reigned during the showing of it, which is totally unusual in this home. Everyone was so absorbed in the story as it unfolded on the screen and it entertained all ages from teens to 70 year old viewers. Morgan Freeman is such an accomplished actor.
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If you are looking for wall to wall action, this movie is not for you. This is a gentle story and a lovely film, One to watch again and again..
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A typical Morgan Freeman film. The man is simply made for the big screen. Although there is very little in the way of a storyline, Freeman's acting abilities carries the film through and keeps the viewer interested until the very end. If you liked "Driving Miss Daisy" then you'll love this.
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I watched this film a couple of years ago and absolutely loved it. Its a charming,gentle feel good film that brings a smile to your face and even a tear to the eyes. A lovely story line that is very believable.
When I watched it however it was called 'The magic of Belle Isle'
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This is a beautiful film which we both enjoyed immensely. It is suitable for families. It is about finding love again after loss and what individuals give to each other emotionally. Beautifully filmed and extremely well acted and directed. An intelligent and sensitive story with good use of humour and metaphor. I highly recommend it.
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