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Not Another Happy Ending

  • Film
  • 1 out of 5 stars
Not Another Happy Ending
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Time Out says

1 out of 5 stars

Filled with stylish shops, quirky offices and green parkland, this Scottish romcom is a great advert for Glasgow, but it delivers an awful warning to filmmakers about shooting a script that’s seriously unready for public consumption. First-time author Jane (Karen Gillan) falls out with publisher Tom (Stanley Weber) when he changes the title of her family memoir. But after the book becomes a sensation, he’s hoping a hit second novel will save his company. Trouble is, newfound happiness works against her muse, so he tries everything to make her unhappy and productive – only to risk (and you knew this was coming) curdling their undeclared affections for each other. Although contrived to the point of idiocy, this set-up might, possibly, have had a chance given a charismatic cast. Yet Gillan’s forced kookiness proves grating from the off, and wooden romantic foil Weber appears to be the flatpack version of France’s Romain Duris. Add a truly soppy father-daughter bonding subplot and the knuckle-chewing only intensifies. ‘Sometimes love needs a rewrite’ is the tagline. They got that right.

Written by Trevor Johnston

Release Details

  • Rated:12A
  • Release date:Friday 11 October 2013
  • Duration:102 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:John McKay
  • Screenwriter:David Solomons
  • Cast:
    • Karen Gillan
    • Stanley Weber
    • Iain de Caestecker
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