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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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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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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$353,808
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Trivia

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 »

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

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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Show Me the Way to Go Home
Written by Hal Swain and Irving King
Published by Chester Music Limited trading as Campbe
Performed by Eileen Davies
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A breath of fresh air
6 February 2017 | by poppad-70882See all my reviews

What a lovely, lovely movie!

It's a grownup fairy tale with hints of magic: hearts opening, friendships blossoming and creativity abounding. The story is centered around a garden...after all, in real life the work of a gardener is a form of magic. The characters are endearing and the cast is perfection: from the cantankerous cynical neighbor to the witchy librarian to the magical inventor to the girl who makes art because she must.

As I exited the movie I told my husband it will be one we must share with our adult daughter, my aged mother and our millennial son. Something there for all of us.


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