“ Warm heart start ends in lazy plotless blur .
“ 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".
“ The acting was excellent and though a bit predictable would happily watch this again.
“" 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 is a stunning movie that brings two lonely people together to enjoy the beauty of nature.
“ As soon as the main characters were established it was as if the writer got bored and just jotted down some plot notes.
“ The film looks amateur in its filming style and is dull.
“ 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 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.
“ Stunning visuals, character development and spellbinding script.
“ The story is entertaining and has happy endings.
“ 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.
“ Worst and most predictable movie I've seen in 2016 .
“ Beautiful flowers, but so contrived.
“ Pretty predictable.
“ Andrew Scott ('Sherlock', 'Pride' and 'Spectre') is the chef Vernon, giving life to an otherwise dull character.
“As others have noted the "plot" is completely predictable and the "characters" are all the usual suspects for this kind of movie.
“ This film has stunning visuals, character development and a spellbinding script that turns it into a cinematic masterpiece.
“ I am really glad, that two of my fellow commentators brought it down to the point: this a bland movie.
“ 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.
“ 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.
“ 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.
“ 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.
“ Like standing in front of an empty fridge desperately wishing for it to fill.
“ The film is shot in a beautiful style, has a well defined set design and fascinating close-ups.
“ This cliche-ridden tosh is so predictable that halfway through it gives up trying to entertain and almost wilfully disappoints at nearly every turn.
“ 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.
“ 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.
“ It is well worth the watch (or multiple watches in my case).
“)that limps along dragged even further back by dialogue that an 8 year old could improve upon.
“"This Beautiful Fantastic" has a slow pace, and takes time to develop the story.
“ Everything is a cliche.
“ A very flawed dull film with horrible message which tells people that nature is bad!
“ A thoroughly enjoyable feel good movie to uplift one's spirits.
“ We both enjoyed it greatly.
“ Just when I thought movie were crass, violent or redundant, here comes a treasure unexpected.
“ This Bland Fantasy .
“ All of this makes for entertaining and often funny situations, all the actors are good in their roles.
“ Entertaining with a very good story, a neglected garden needs to be fixed.
“ It's a coming of age and a passing of the baton film with a fairy tale ending.
“ Andrew Scott was entertaining as Vernon.
“ Dull and Annoying.
“The film is driven by stunning performances by Tom Wilkinson ('Shakespeare in Love', 'Batman Begins' and 'Michael Clayton') as the neighbor Alfie.
“" – Alfie Tips for parents: Most kids will be pretty bored.
“ Don't waste your time on this.
“ Trying to play on a borrowed brand stinks, especially that the original title itself is intriguing.
“ Such an unexpected movie.
“ A bit uneventful .
“ 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.