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Not Another Happy Ending (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 8 August 2014 (USA)
When a troubled editor discovers that his only successful author is blocked, he knows that he needs to do something about it.

Director:

John McKay

Writer:

David Solomons
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Cast overview:
Karen Gillan ... Jane Lockhart
Stanley Weber ... Tom Duval
Iain De Caestecker ... Roddy
Gary Lewis ... Benny Lockhart (Dad)
Henry Ian Cusick ... Willie Scott
Freya Mavor ... Nicola Ball
Kate Dickie ... Anna Le Fevre
Amy Manson ... Darsie
Niall Greig Fulton ... Team Member 1
Bill Barclay Bill Barclay ... Team Member 2
Cora Bisset Cora Bisset ... Bookshop Owner (as Cora Bissett)
Louise Goodall Louise Goodall ... Doctor Klinsch
John Bett John Bett ... Mr. McLeish
Callum Cuthbertson Callum Cuthbertson ... Quiz Master
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When a struggling publisher discovers his only successful author is blocked he knows he has to unblock her or he's finished. With her newfound success, she's become too damn happy and she can't write when she's happy.The only trouble is, the worse he makes her feel, the more he realises he's in love with her. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes Love Needs a Re-Write

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Closing film of the 2013 Edinburgh International Film Festival. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tom Duval: Roddy! School...
Roddy: [walks in partly dressed] Morning.
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Crazy Credits

In a post-credits scene, Roddy is seen outside grading papers and thoroughly insulting his students' work. See more »

Soundtracks

Spend A Little Time
Written by Michael Flynn
Performed by Huevo & The Giant
Licensed courtesy of Michael Flynn
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Nice, cheery, romantic and quirky!
1 October 2013 | by mhairi-mccaskellSee all my reviews

I've seen this film twice now, first in Edinburgh at the film festival, then in Inverness. I enjoyed it both times.

You have to bear in mind the target audience for this. It's for people who want to watch something light-hearted and fun, and in this it certainly delivers.

It's quirky and fun and the cast give excellent performances. Karen is, as ever, beautiful and very camera friendly. She portrays the character well and her dialogue with the delightful Darsie is nicely done. Her dad is very believable and gritty. Willie is quietly loathsome and you really want him to be kicked to the kerb! Darsie and Roddy are excellent characters and acted very well indeed. The chemistry between Jane and Tom was a bit lacklustre, but it was still 'nice'.

There's enough footage of Glasgow to show it in a nice light without it looking like an ad for visitscotland. It's encouraging to see Glasgow in a movie where it's not all about violence, poverty or drugs. (or zombies, if you count World War Z!)

All in all, it's a nice movie. If you like this genre you should go see it. If you like Karen Gillan, you should DEFINITELY go see it!


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