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

Hohum Score

27

Watchable

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: 6 out of 39 found boring (15.38%)

One-line Reviews (37)

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Andrew Scott was entertaining as Vernon.

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

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.

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

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

Stunning visuals, character development and spellbinding script.

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

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

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

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

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

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

" 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.

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.

We both enjoyed it greatly.

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

A bit uneventful .

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

Pretty predictable.

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

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

The story is entertaining and has happy endings.

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

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".

Don't waste your time on this.

Dull and Annoying.

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

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

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