This Beautiful Fantastic

This Beautiful Fantastic

Downloadable Video - 2017
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A contemporary fairy tale revolving around the unlikely of friendship between a reclusive young woman with dreams of being a children's book author and a cantankerous widower, set against the backdrop of a beautiful garden in the heart of London. Bella Brown (Jessica Brown Findlay) is a beautifully quirky young woman who dreams of writing and illustrating a successful children's book. When she is forced by her landlord to deal with her neglected garden or face eviction, she meets her nemesis, match and mentor in Alfie Stephenson (Tom Wilkinson), a grumpy, loveless, rich old man who lives next door and happens to be an amazing horticulturalist.

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rbinuya
Sep 02, 2017

This film literally blooms with the stuff life is made of.....truly beautiful and fantastic!

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Kagamusha
Aug 26, 2017

Sweet. In no other way, just Sweet.

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Cyrano111
Aug 15, 2017

This film is truely Beautifully Fantastic!
Finley is a treasure, loved her in Downton Abbey. She's better here! A gotta see film that will warm your heart....

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1957Rick
Aug 15, 2017

The title says it all. Its very accurate.

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jimg2000
Aug 13, 2017

A delightful PG comedy centered around a young writer who found inspiration from her small circle of friends, odd but generous men, in writing her children book "This Beautiful Fantastic." LOL dead pan dialogue delivered by Wilkinson who played an acerbic erudite gardener next door. The more one fancies the myth that "before the world was round," the more one enjoys this film.

JCLMargaretO Aug 08, 2017

You'll fall in love with this beautiful story of all that it means to be human. Great comic lines, and characters so engaging you'll wish they were in your circle of friends.

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graybear2
Jul 04, 2017

A beautiful little gem. Loved it! Everything about it clicked.

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jimg2000
Aug 13, 2017

First scenes, introduction of orphan Brown:
Bella Brown... Well, what can I say? There was nothing normal about the girl. It's a miracle she survived at all after her arrival in the world. They say she would have perished if it hadn't of been for the ducks. Sat on her like an egg, they did. Treated her as one of their own. She was finally discovered by one of those ancient lunatics who frequent the parks of our city and seem to enjoy hypothermia. She grew into the oddest of oddballs, terrified by the unpredictability of nature and flora, in particular. Where on earth that came from, I dread to think. She's always had a preoccupation with order that would have tried the patience of a saint, never mind the nuns at Saint Fedelma's. Bella Brown! It's an insular and solitary world for Miss Brown, just her and her books. Hers was a story just waiting to be told but the obsessive little world she created meant that this was one book that remained firmly shut.

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jimg2000
Aug 13, 2017

Helianthus. Giant sunflower. Start off with them, they're incredibly beautiful.
They need a lot of light and heat. They follow the arc of the sun from dawn until dusk, extracting maximum energy from every day. It's a very... a very clever flower. Think about that.

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jimg2000
Aug 13, 2017

I'm a dying man. Unlike you, I don't have long left. Time is my enemy. I mourn every minute. Every precious second marks my life draining away.
-That's dreadful, I had no idea.
I don't have much to give me comfort, no friend, no family, no one to love
I only have the beauty of nature and the promise of a hearty last meal.
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In some countries, they hold parties when it starts to rain. But here, we just scurry around and run for cover. It's the most important currency in the world. and yet in our green and pleasant land, where we take so much for granted, we see it only as a means of ruining expensive hairdos and making taxi drivers rich.

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jimg2000
Aug 13, 2017

This garden is taking forever.
-Everything that matters takes time. You can speed read but you can't speed garden.
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Well, long ago, before the world was round, ...
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Which one's Sid?
-The scruffy one.
Well, I bet he was a looker in his day.
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I bet even Arthur would have been daunted by this garden.
-No, he would have relished it. A totally blank canvas, a chance to create your own masterpiece.
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How do we make a garden? How do we build a color palette? How do we create depth and texture? How do we keep interest from April to October?
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It's a world of beautifully ordered chaos. No, no, that's chaos, not calamity, Miss Brown. because if you don't understand the difference, we won't go very far.

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jimg2000
Aug 13, 2017

Luna screamed to the traveler: "Why did you do that? I can't fly."
"Says who?" He replied.
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"A true gardener can create more happiness propagating life in one seed
and seeing that single flower unfold, than a rich man could ever get from his perfect, rolling lawns."
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As per my somewhat pedantic instructions, I assume that you are all in your garden, which I hope is looking as good as I expect.
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Care to dance?
-Oh, don't be stupid!
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You were a wonderful pupil and a dearly treasured friend. You helped me remember the good things.

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