Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013 - Not Another Happy Ending (2013)

Not Another Happy Ending, 2013.

Directed by John McKay.

Starring Karen Gillan, Stanley Weber, Gary Lewis, Amy Manson, Henry Ian Cusick, Kate Dickie, Freya Mavor, and Iain de Caestecker.


Karen Gillan stars as Jane, a budding Scottish writer who gets writers block during her second novel.

Having been advised that the trailer for this film gives away the Entire plot, I went into the cinema unprepared, armed with only a brief synopsis and the belief that the wonderful Amy Pond of Doctor Who couldn't possibly disappoint.

To be fair to Karen Gillan, she didn't disappoint in the slightest. She was frank, quirky and witty, with excellent Pippi Longstocking braids of thick red hair. Unfortunately, the rest of the film proved too heavy for her to carry alone, and it fell disastrously flat.

The male lead is Tom Duval (Stanley Weber), a passionate Frenchman who gives Jane her big break. The set up
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