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This Beautiful Fantastic (2016)

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


Simon Aboud


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


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

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life blooms in enchanting ways

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]




English | Irish

Release Date:

20 October 2016 (Slovenia) See more »

Also Known As:

Der wunderbare Garten der Bella Brown See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK


Box Office

Gross USA:

$36,877, 15 July 2017
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Did You Know?


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 »


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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Bring Me Sunshine
Written by composer Arthur Kent
Lyrics by Sylvia Dee
Recorded by The Berners Street All Stars Music Ltd trading as Campbell Connelly & Co.
By Kind permission of Music Sales Creative
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One of the best movies we've seen in a while
16 January 2017 | by michael-07577See all my reviews

Four of us went to see this charming film at the Palm Springs Film Festival. We loved it. Even more, the entire audience loved it -- some gave it a standing ovation, which is a rarity in movie theaters. Further still, it was awarded a Best of the Best award at the film festival The movie an absolutely enchanting, sweet-hearted, inspiring film. It's not Citizen Kane, but it stands at about the same height as Amelie and Princess Bride. Sure, some of it is predictable, but that didn't ruin our enjoyment at all. We love deep and thought provoking films, but after all of that "meat", it's great to have "dessert". And This Beautiful Fantastic is a kick-ass, yummy Baked Alaska, but with no calories.

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