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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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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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Living by the clock, surrounded by books, this is Bella's life. See more »


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

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Release Date:

19 February 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

This Beautiful Fantastic See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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$353,808
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Alfie Stephenson: I can't forgive this, you have squandered everything nature has given you.
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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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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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