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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.

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Simon Aboud

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

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Director Simon Aboud originally planned to make this in 2010 with Carey Mulligan. After falling through, it was resurrected two years later with Felicity Jones, Rhys Ifans and Rupert Friend lined up to star but that too didn't materialize. 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 »

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Bella Brown: Luna couldn't always fly, you know. Well, long ago, before the world was round, Luna and the rest of her species inhabited a... remote forest. They had... tiny little wings but were flightless. They foraged around on the forest floor and... kept themselves very much to themselves. Luna lost her parents at a very early age. They were taken from Luna... just like that. No explanation. Barely out of the nest, she was too young to know anything. She was such a worrier. Only coming out for food ...
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This Beautiful Fantastic
Performed by Jenny Double, Adam Double, Nikolaj Bjerre
Written by Anne Nikitin, Adam Double, Joe Rubel
Lyrics by Matthew Catling and Anne Nikitin
Produced by Joe Rubel
Published by Eaton Music Limited (a Music Sales Company)
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A breath of fresh air
6 February 2017 | by poppad-70882See all my reviews

What a lovely, lovely movie!

It's a grownup fairy tale with hints of magic: hearts opening, friendships blossoming and creativity abounding. The story is centered around a garden...after all, in real life the work of a gardener is a form of magic. The characters are endearing and the cast is perfection: from the cantankerous cynical neighbor to the witchy librarian to the magical inventor to the girl who makes art because she must.

As I exited the movie I told my husband it will be one we must share with our adult daughter, my aged mother and our millennial son. Something there for all of us.


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19 February 2018 (UK) See more »

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London, England, UK

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