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This Beautiful Fantastic (2016)

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A young woman who dreams of becoming a children's book author makes an unlikely friendship with a cantankerous, rich old widower.

Director:

Simon Aboud

Writer:

Simon Aboud
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mia Farkasovska Mia Farkasovska ... Young Bella
Jessica Brown Findlay ... Bella
Anna Chancellor ... Bramble
Jeremy Irvine ... Billy Tranter
Eileen Davies ... Milly
Tom Wilkinson ... Alfie Stephenson
Andrew Scott ... Vernon
Natalie Nasseraldeen Natalie Nasseraldeen ... Rhian
Nancy Nasseraldeen Nancy Nasseraldeen ... Amy
Paul Hunter Paul Hunter ... O'Brien
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A young woman who dreams of becoming a children's book author makes an unlikely friendship with a cantankerous, rich old widower.

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life blooms in enchanting ways See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic material and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When Simon Aboud met with Jeremy Irvine in New York to discuss the film, he was surprised when Irvine pitched to him why he should be in the movie, not the other way round. See more »

Goofs

When Bella first goes out to work on her garden she is dressed in black from head to foot, including netting over her face and neck, and rubber gloves. This would be consistent with her OCD / need for things to be correct. She has rolled up her sleeves, however, exposing most of her forearms to whatever contaminants she is trying to avoid. There is no logical reason for anyone to do this, particularly not someone like Bella. See more »

Quotes

Alfie Stephenson: Here. Helianthus. Giant sunflower. Start off with them, they are incredibly beautiful. They need a lot of light and heat. They follow the arc of the sun from dawn until dusk, extracting maximum energy from every day. It's a very... a very clever plant. Think about that.
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Show Me the Way to Go Home
Written by Hal Swain and Irving King
Published by Chester Music Limited trading as Campbe
Performed by Eileen Davies
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Subtle and touching
7 June 2017 | by phd_travelSee all my reviews

Pleasant is the word that comes to mind. It isn't magic realism even though it seems to start that way.

Jessica Findlay is a little too pretty to be what she is but she is a pleasure to watch even with the frumpy clothes and hair. Jeremy Irvine plays the nerd quite well.

The little romantic drama at the end is contrived but neat.

The neighborly relationships and eccentric characters bring to mind the Jack Nicholson movie "As Good as it Gets".

The ending is feel good wish fulfillment and leaves a pleasant aftertaste.

This movie isn't laugh out loud funny - it could have been funnier but that's part of it's understated charm.


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Release Date:

19 February 2018 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$353,808
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