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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.

Director:

Simon Aboud

Writer:

Simon Aboud
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Jeremy Irvine ... Billy
Jessica Brown Findlay ... Bella Brown
Andrew Scott ... Vernon
Tom Wilkinson ... Alfie Stephenson
Anna Chancellor ... Bramble
Eileen Davies ... Milly
Charlotte Asprey ... Publisher
Paul Blackwell Paul Blackwell ... Library person
Lola Sultan ... School Girl
Tia Shenton Tia Shenton ... Background Artist - Orphan
Claire Ashton Claire Ashton ... Nun
Mia Farkasovska Mia Farkasovska ... Young Bella Brown
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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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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

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UK | USA

Language:

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

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Gross USA:

$36,877, 15 July 2017
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When Simon Aboud met with Jeremy Irvine in New York to discuss the film, he was surprised when Irvine pitched to him why he should be in the movie, not the other way round. See more »

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Alfie Stephenson: Here. Helianthus. Gyant sunflower. Start out with them, they are incredible beautiful. They need a lot of light and heat. They follow the ark of the sun from dawn to dusk, extracting maximum energy every day. It's a very clever plant. Think of that.
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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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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 Oleksandr 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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