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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.

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Simon Aboud

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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 being a children's author makes an unlikely friendship with a cantankerous, rich old widower.

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life blooms in enchanting ways


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

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Release Date:

20 October 2016 (Slovenia) See more »

Also Known As:

Bella Brown'un Harikalar Bahçesi See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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$353,808
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Trivia

Originally announced in 2009, with Carey Mulligan and Joanna Lumley attached to star. See more »

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When Vernon's twin daughters first appear, he introduces then to Bella as Sinead and Niamh, but on the cast list in the closing credits they are named as Rhian and Amy. See more »

Quotes

Vernon: Good morning. I'm Vernon. I'm Miss Brown's... uh, partner.
Gideon O'Brien: Gideon O'Brien, landlord. We were just discussing the spectacular level of neglect relating to the 29-foot north-facing garden with lawns and well-stocked borders.
Vernon: Yeah right. We're just about to get into the garden. That's a major priority. That's top of the list.
Gideon O'Brien: I'm afraid it's too late for that. I shall have to ask you to vacate by the end of the month.
Vernon: [to Bella] We're you expecting Mr. O'Brien this morning?
Bella Brown: I wasn't.
Vernon: Right.
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Soundtracks

Serenade for String Orchestra
Composed by Lennox Berkeley(as Lennox R Berkeley)
Performed by Filharmonie Brno (Brno Philharmonic Orchestra)
Published by Chester Music Ltd
By Kind permission of Music Sales Creative
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The film is definitely worth repeated viewing and can be seen as a family, children, "not for everyone", romance and more.
28 November 2016 | by olexandr-melnykSee all my reviews

They say for good story you need to put ordinary people in unusual conditions. In this movie all is done exactly opposite — extraordinary people trying to live a normal life. Very gentle and sensitive, sometimes melodramatic, sometimes a little fantasy story about friendship. A lot in the characters and their stories is left out of the scenes and storyline, that adds its charm, but sometimes it confuses too, because at the end of the story plot is sometimes torn and increasingly appear worn cliché. But the subtle British humor, solid cast alloy and sincere dedication of the characters to each other and the common cause keep you in good shape up to the final.

This is the second serious work of the director and screenwriter Simon Aboud (after the movie "Comes a Bright Day" 2012), and it may well be his lift up. The film is shot in a beautiful style, has a well defined set design and fascinating close-ups. A variety of pastel colors contrast beautifully with the dark attires of the protagonist, who boldly challenges Amélie.

Among the actors, despite the presence of the BAFTA winner and a sweet dream of all women in the world, Andrew Scott (prof. Moriarty, who have not understood;) ), Tom Wilkinson should be noted. His image only is not cause any issues. Old horse, as you known, doesn't spoil the furrow. And here he is, in fact, determines the nature of the entire film. Another picture in a long creative biography of the actor, for which he is most likely again will be nominated for something as a supporting actor. You can't escape from your fate ;)

The overall impression is slightly spoiled by the trolling of the Russian speaking distributors who translated "This Beautiful Fantastic" as "Fantastic love and where to find it". Trying to play on a borrowed brand stinks, especially that the original title itself is intriguing. In Ukrainian version it is "Magic Magnificents" and it is magic and magnificent, and correct!

Overall, the film is definitely worth repeated viewing and can be seen as a family, children, "not for everyone", romance and more. It is all of those at once and any of these limits does not fit it unambiguously.

From me movie has solid 8/10 (8 of 10) and the tab for the home video library.


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