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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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Andrew Scott was keen to play a part in the film as he was tired of playing villains. 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

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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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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Enchanting excellence.
19 September 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

It's been some time since I've been so captivated by a film, initially I found myself wondering what I was watching, and even what genre it fitted into, the dreaded family film.

The arrival of Andrew Scott convinced me that it was going to be good, I hadn't realised just how good. The characters are virtually perfect, each of them with a part to play, each of them truly captivating, and beautifully portrayed.

Every single cast member is fantastic, Tom Wilkinson, Jessica Brown Findlay, and of course the incredible Andre Scott. I loved Anna Chancellor's prickly librarian.

It was a feel good film, on that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

It's a quirky story, one that could be overlooked, but don't make the same mistake I did, quite simply, it's an enchanting film. 10/10


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Release Date:

19 February 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$353,808
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