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This Beautiful Fantastic

1 h 31 min2017X-RayPG
Bella Brown is a beautifully quirky young woman who dreams of writing and illustrating a children's book. When forced by her landlord to deal with her neglected garden or face eviction, she meets her nemesis, match and mentor in Alfie Stephenson, a cantankerous, loveless, rich old man who lives next door and is an amazing horticulturalist and here the most unlikely of friendships begins.
Simon Aboud
Jessica Brown FindlayAndrew ScottTom Wilkinson
English [CC]
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Jeremy IrvineAnna Chancellor
Christine AldersonMonika BacardiAndrea IervolinoKami Naghdi
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4.5 out of 5 stars

679 global ratings

  1. 74% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 15% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 4% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 4% of reviews have 1 stars
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F. ConradReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 June 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
A total gem!
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Excellent film, full of beautiful story telling, belly laughs, attention to detail and wonderful characters. Fell in love and smiled all the way through. Well worth watching if you like a gentle witty story beautifully translated into stunning visuals.
40 people found this helpful
NibzReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 October 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic Little Film - Wrong Copy
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The film is a little gem, caught it by accident one night and thoroughly enjoyed it. A great heart warming story, excellent quirky characters and great acting all round, with Jessica Brown Findlay being the standout.......Only problem is I bought it on disc (I like Hard Copies) It wasn't stated which region it was from, so it being on a site I thought it was for the UK, nope it was a US import so doesn't work on my BR/DVD players or PS4, the Digital download doesn't work either, luckily I managed to download a copy from elsewhere but the Regions should have been shown on the ad.
24 people found this helpful
Schrödinger's CatReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 July 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Beautiful wee gem of a movie
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Lovely quirky British movie. Low-key love story set against a background of dysfunctional characters, young and old, thrown together by circumstance. Excellent cast, writing & direction. Can't understand why this film has not had more attention. Strongly recommend.
18 people found this helpful
Dary MoninsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 August 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Its beautiful..
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This a one of those keep for a lifetime films that you can watch over and over again. Its beautiful...Fantastic
28 people found this helpful
Robert HingeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 April 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Fed up with hitmen, mindless violence and Marvel dazzle?
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Charming in an admirably imperfect way. Jessica Brown Findlay is awkwardly gorgeous and immensely watchable. The story unfolds in quiet and well-observed details. All characters well-casted and played. This is a film for an unhurried moment away from the pumped-up dazzle of written-by-numbers Hollywood film-making. I can't wait to see it again.
23 people found this helpful
J MaynardReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 August 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
The movie equivalent of background music
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It doesn't really pull the heart strings when you expect it to or even make you shed a tear when it trys to. The lead actress is very watchable and I didn't watch Downton so think she could be a big star in the future with the right role but how her Bella is supposedly very severely affected by OCD and has cleaning rituals can go to work in a dusty library I've got no idea. The last 15 minutes is horribly rushed and ruined any emotional engagement you will have with the characters (I mean come on triplets and ground force?) Costumes are fantastic and off beat soundtrack interesting but put this on when you it's raining outside and you are tired and you will nod off before the end. And if you have visited any RHS gardens this will be very disappointing if you are watching for the plants.
3 people found this helpful
WildfireReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 August 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Much needed story in this cold world
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Yes, it is another moving and inspirational story. However, what a story it is, and how wonderfully played. The actors, directors, and producers certainly did a magnificent job to bring this storyline to life, which I thoroughly enjoyed to the very last.

Indeed, it is one of these movies that make one feel so much better. It is elevating and inspiring, and - even though it is just a film, it will give the viewer a glimpse of what life could be.

I will certainly watch it again and have no problem in recommending it further to anybody interested in innocent, non-violent, and inspirational movies.
One person found this helpful
Devere WolfeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 July 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Truly beautiful film
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I first watched it with my wife and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. Story line follows a relationship between a young woman that lives next to a very grumpy older man. They share a love of garden, although this is not obvious from the out-set. As the relationship evolves, in a none sexual sense, the woman achieves a degree of break through with the older neighbour when he overlook her gardening skill or lack of them and guides her in improving the garden she has with the property rented. We both finished the film laughing not that it was fashioned to build laughter but become of the grumpy old man's input and how many men can come across as grumpy without even trying. Recommend yes.
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