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This movie didn't take my fancy so I am not going to recommend it.

--- Is "take my fancy" OK here, or maybe some other phrase would be more appropriate?

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To me, "This movie didn't take my fancy" sounds as if you have been looking through the movie listings/reviews and decided that you didn't want to go and see it. On the other hand, "I am not going to recommend it" sounds as if you have already seen it. Which situation applies in your case?

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I have already seen it and "it didn't take my fancy" so I am not going to recommend it.

NewguestI have already seen it

In that case I think I would not use "take my fancy". You can say e.g. "I didn't enjoy this movie (much), so I am not going to recommend it."

Why not "take my fancy"? How about "take a liking"? Fond of? I'm not very fond of this movie so I am not recommending it.

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NewguestWhy not "take my fancy"?

For the reason that I mentioned.

Newguest How about "take a liking"?

"I didn't take a liking to this movie, so I am not going to recommend it" is possible.

NewguestI'm not very fond of this movie so I am not recommending it.

"fond of" doesn't fit very well with the situation where you have seen it only once. It sounds as if you have more familiarity with the movie, e.g. you have seen it or encountered it multiple times.