A blossoming friendship

It’s the classic tale of two supposed opponents finding harmony, and eventually friendship, in their differences, but the partially predictable storyline of This Beautiful Fantastic doesn’t stop it being a wonderful watch. Starring Jessica Brown Findlay (who plays Lady Sybil Crawley in Downton Abbey) as Bella Brown, and Oscar nominated Tom Wilkinson as Alfie Stephenson, it’s a contemporary fairy tale set against the backdrop of a beautiful English garden. Bella, a quirky and reclusive young woman who dreams of becoming a children’s book writer, attempts to make her way in the world and finds friendship and guidance in her grumpy loveless neighbour, Alfie. Heart-warming and sweet, it’s guaranteed to make you feel good. (In cinemas June 15.)