This Beautiful Fantastic. Bella Brown (Jessica Brown Findlay)
This Beautiful Fantastic

This Beautiful Fantastic

  • 2019 film

Moving comedy about an agoraphobic young woman who's forced to tackle her overgrown garden or face eviction. Stars Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Wilkinson, Andrew Scott, Jeremy Irvine, Anna Chancellor and more.

This Beautiful Fantastic. Bella Brown (Jessica Brown Findlay)

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
2019
Stars
Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Wilkinson, Andrew Scott, Jeremy Irvine, Anna Chancellor, Mia Farkasovska, Eileen Davies, Natalie Nasseraldeen and more
Writer
Simon Aboud
Director
Simon Aboud
Producers
Christine Alderson, Monika Bacardi, Andrea Iervolino, Kami Naghdi, Iliane Ogilvie Thompson, Jennifer Levine, Phil Hunt, Norman Merry and more
Companies

A whimsical rom-com, This Beautiful Fantastic embraces a warm-hearted sense of the oddball as it follows the unlikely friendship between a reclusive, agoraphobic, young woman and the grumpy old widower who lives next door.

When her landlord insists she sort her neglected garden or be evicted, librarian Bella Brown has to deal with her fear of nature in order to secure the one stable thing in her life, her home. As she begins to tackle the overgrown space she comes into increasing contact with her short-tempered, bullying neighbour, Mr Stevenson, and his mild-mannered cook and helper, Vernon.

Her work life offers little respite, under the graceless, intolerant watch of stern head librarian Miss Bramble. The sudden appearance of a handsome stranger amongst the books and shelves, however, does prove highly curious.

After single father Vernon is fired, Bella takes him on; he quickly becomes a curious link between current and previous employer. Slowly, Stevenson begins to take Bella under his wing and instil in her a love of nature. But he is a tough taskmaster, and the garden seems at times an insurmountable task.

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Additional details

Tagline
Life blooms in enchanting ways
UK certificate
12A
Duration
100 minutes
Produced
2016
UK premiere
Thursday 29th June 2017, Cineworld, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017
Distributors

Ambi Distribution

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Friday 12th August 2022 at 3:00pm on BBC2
  • Saturday 19th March 2022 at 2:00pm on BBC2
  • Sunday 8th August 2021 at 1:50pm on BBC2

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