Not Another Happy Ending


Action / Comedy / Drama / Romance

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten31%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled36%
IMDb Rating6.1104839

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Karen Gillan Photo
Karen Gillan as Jane Lockhart
Henry Ian Cusick Photo
Henry Ian Cusick as Willie Scott
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Freya Mavor as Nicola Ball
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Kate Dickie as Anna Le Fevre
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English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 42 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by arthur_tafero6 / 10

Better Than Average Twaddle

This film includes a very good looking person and a drop-dead gorgeous person. The drop-dead gorgeous person happens to be the male lead actor, who is very funny in a number of scenes. The actress is ok as well, but not quite as funny. I absolutely abhor films about "blocked" writers, which in every case are pretentious time-wasters. The only time I get blocked is when I have too much cheese. The film is funny despite this wretched albatross. I recommend it despite the plot.

Reviewed by Jackbv1239 / 10

Fun, quirky, romantic comedy

OK, so I gave an extra star just because it has Karen Gillan. She actually does quite well outside of Doctor Who. What I love about her is her quirky fun. There is something about her manner that just isn't quite like anyone else.

This movie had several occasions where I actually laughed out loud. I don't do that much. It was not an over the top kind of ridiculous comedy, but like Karen, it is quirky and funny.

One of the male leads, Tom, has a temper and an outrageously foul mouth, much of which is in French. He is likable despite that. The other, Willie, appears at times to be a gentleman and lives with Jane for a while as he writes a screenplay to adapt her first novel. *spoiler* Most of us probably guessed that he was a jerk who didn't really care about her despite asking her to marry. But we see through the movie that the real love is between Jane and Tom. *spoiler

One cute plot device is that Jane actually sees and talks to her protagonist from the novels. She discusses with her Jane's block and her love. They even argue about the ending. Another cute twist appears near the end, but I won't spoil that.

Karen appears to be *spoiler* completely nude at one point after Willie suggested writing in the nude to break her block. But, there is nothing to see here as the direction manages to cover her in the right places (or is it wrong) and sometimes in funny ways. While this is late in the movie, I don't think it is so much a spoiler. *spoiler*

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle5 / 10

not quite good enough

Jane Lockhart (Karen Gillan) is not a happy person. She hates her publisher Frenchman Tom Duval for changing the title of her book to Happy Ending. The book becomes a best seller. She reconnects with her estranged father Benny. Her boyfriend Willie Scott is writing the screenplay. Everything seems to be perfect but she can't finish her second book. She's stuck on Chapter 37. Her fictional protagonist Darsie starts hounding her. Tom fears her writer's block threatens his company. With his assistant Roddy, Tom tries to make her unhappy like before so she would finish her book. Her happiness is only on the surface and Tom finds himself falling for her.

I want Karen Gillan to get better material than this. This is not that funny. Any smile-worthy moments come from Karen being Karen. She's not really a comedian. She has some physical comedic skills but it's not enough. There are very few relationships with chemistry in this movie. The best one is probably the father daughter struggles. Gary Lewis is the only one doing any worthwhile acting. Stanley Weber is rather stiff and he doesn't have enough time with Gillan. They need more screen time together to develop that chemistry. On the other side, Henry Ian Cusick is playing a superficial villain. This is not good enough.

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