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Edinburgh Film Review: ‘Not Another Happy Ending’

Edinburgh Film Review: ‘Not Another Happy Ending’
It’s not just the protagonist who’s short of inspiration in “Not Another Happy Ending,” a trifling comedy about writer’s block that aims for a blend of Richard Curtis-style cheeriness and arch literary satire, and winds up mostly drawing a blank. An unusual Glaswegian setting and an appealing cast, led by rising star Karen Gillan as a ditzy novelist whose reluctant crush on her editor stalls the follow-up to her bestselling debut, combine to wring some charm from a lean premise that inevitably disproves its title. Commercially, however, a happy ending for this year’s Edinburgh closer may prove elusive even in Blighty.

Scottish director John McKay’s 2000 feature debut, “Crush,” a women-talking-dirty comedy starring Andie MacDowell, flopped in theaters but paved the way for a reasonably successful TV career. (His 2005 P.G. Wodehouse adaptation “Piccadilly Jim,” meanwhile, went straight to DVD.) The influence of the smallscreen is
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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2008: #50 In Bruges

[/link] Director/Writer: Martin McDonaghProducers: Graham Broadbent (Millions), Peter Czernin (Piccadilly Jim) Distributor: Focus Features The Gist: Written by McDonagh, this tells the story of hit men Ray and Ken, (Farrell and Gleeson, respectively) who, after a badly botched job in London, are ordered by their boss, Harry (Fiennes), to cool their heels in the bucolic city of Bruges, Belgium. Fact: McDonagh won a best live-action short film Oscar for his directorial debut, "Six Shooter." See It: Not only do I love this city but the trailer charmed the hell out of me. A guy's flick with cursing, guns and tight spots. Release Date/Status?: After opening Sundance this is coming to theaters on the 8th of February.   ...
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Blethyn joins Bonneville in Brit indie 'Jim'

Brenda Blethyn and Hugh Bonneville are set to join Sam Rockwell, Tom Wilkinson and Amanda Peet in the indie comedy Piccadilly Jim, based on the P.G. Wodehouse novel and adapted by Oscar winner Julian Fellowes. Set in 1930s England, Jim follows the romantic misadventures of dashing American James Crocker (Rockwell), desperate to shed his scandalous reputation to impress the girl of his dreams. John McKay is set to direct with production scheduled to begin this month in the United Kingdom.

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