This Beautiful Fantastic (2016) - Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Hohum Score

52

Bearable

A young woman who dreams of being a children's author makes an unlikely friendship with a cantankerous, rich old widower.

IMDB: 6.9
Director: Simon Aboud
Stars: Mia Farkasovska, Jessica Brown Findlay
Length: 100 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 12 out of 59 found boring (20.33%)

One-line Reviews (50)

Entertaining with a very good story, a neglected garden needs to be fixed.

The film is shot in a beautiful style, has a well defined set design and fascinating close-ups.

The acting was excellent and though a bit predictable would happily watch this again.

Stunning visuals, character development and spellbinding script.

Sounding like something a preteen on the edge of puberty would come up with, this cutesy fairy tale has something to offer, just not enough to keep interest.

As others have noted the "plot" is completely predictable and the "characters" are all the usual suspects for this kind of movie.

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.

Pretty predictable.

This film has stunning visuals, character development and a spellbinding script that turns it into a cinematic masterpiece.

A very flawed dull film with horrible message which tells people that nature is bad!

)that limps along dragged even further back by dialogue that an 8 year old could improve upon.

This is a movie about understanding people, the unexpected ways of nature and life, storytelling and books.

Everything is a cliche.

This trite treatment of obsessions and phoebias to catch the initial interest as a curiosity is tiresome and patronising at best, almost dangerous at worst.

"This Beautiful Fantastic" has a slow pace, and takes time to develop the story.

Warm heart start ends in lazy plotless blur .

That the film is utterly predictable doesn't help, and the one saving grace is the aforementioned Tom Wilkinson who, I'm sorry to say, can only drag the film up from a 1 to a 3 out of 10, and even then there were times he looked like he could smell the stench.

Her apparent need to be orderly certainly plays no part in the story, in fact it is completely contradictory to the way she lives, with her garden in chaos, which is somewhat confusing.

A bit uneventful .

As soon as the main characters were established it was as if the writer got bored and just jotted down some plot notes.

I saw this movie with a group and the comments ranged from "the worst movie I have ever seen in my life" to "quaint" and "exquisite".

Such an unexpected movie.

The film is driven by stunning performances by Tom Wilkinson ('Shakespeare in Love', 'Batman Begins' and 'Michael Clayton') as the neighbor Alfie.

Don't waste your time on this.

Just when I thought movie were crass, violent or redundant, here comes a treasure unexpected.

Beautiful flowers, but so contrived.

If you've celebrated your 8th Birthday you'll be able to figure out that it is all an exemplification of empty pretentiousness and that the movie is as stimulating as 'Maid in Manhattan' (2002) starring Jennifer Lopez.

" In this slow-moving fable, the film follows the life of a foundling child, Miss Bella Brown, who grows up to be obsessed with order.

It's a coming of age and a passing of the baton film with a fairy tale ending.

Andrew Scott ('Sherlock', 'Pride' and 'Spectre') is the chef Vernon, giving life to an otherwise dull character.

It is a stunning movie that brings two lonely people together to enjoy the beauty of nature.

I am really glad, that two of my fellow commentators brought it down to the point: this a bland movie.

This cliche-ridden tosh is so predictable that halfway through it gives up trying to entertain and almost wilfully disappoints at nearly every turn.

Dull and Annoying.

That's fine with me as long as I am warned in the movie's promotional material so I can do something more enjoyable, like plunge my hand into a vat of boiling oil.

" – Alfie Tips for parents: Most kids will be pretty bored.

Andrew Scott was entertaining as Vernon.

The film looks amateur in its filming style and is dull.

Like standing in front of an empty fridge desperately wishing for it to fill.

All of this makes for entertaining and often funny situations, all the actors are good in their roles.

We both enjoyed it greatly.

This Bland Fantasy .

A thoroughly enjoyable feel good movie to uplift one's spirits.

The story is entertaining and has happy endings.

Trying to play on a borrowed brand stinks, especially that the original title itself is intriguing.

Bordering on preciousness, Jessica Brown Findlay, with her odd fashion choices, is a too-dull caricature of a character that should shine with nuance and curiosity but instead lulls you to sleep.

Worst and most predictable movie I've seen in 2016 .

In the wrong hands this movie could very easily have tipped the scales from just teetering on the edge of working into something horrific, and it is a credit to the cast that they pitched it just right.

But the most engaging scenes are those with Bella in conversation with her neighbor, a curmudgeon and lover of flora named Alfred "Alfie" Stevenson.

It is well worth the watch (or multiple watches in my case).