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Not Another Happy Ending (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 8 August 2014 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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John McKay

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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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8 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Askta Mutlu Son Yoktur See more »

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Karen Gillan's nude scene with the way it ended is essentially the male payback to her debut as Amy Pond in Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour when she refuses to look away when the Doctor was changing. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tom Duval: Roddy! School...
Roddy: [walks in partly dressed] Morning.
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Throughout the movie it was littered with the presence of red wine. No doubt the colour of the wine reflected the colour of Karen Gillan's hair which is also red. See more »

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Imagineer
Written by Steven Young, Alastair Greig, Scott Bonnyman and Stephen Forbes
Performed by The Imagineers
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Bit creepy.
20 December 2015 | by drugaddictsinthejungleSee all my reviews

Story about a schizophrenic and vulnerable woman called Jane and her relationship with a manipulative psychopath called Tom.

When Jane was a child her mum died, and her dad turned to booze and disappeared, which seems to have contributed to her pursuing abusive relationships with father figures. Tom wages a campaign to make Jane's life as miserable as possible (resorting to breaking and entering, theft, kidnapping, and threatening to kill her dog), in order to exploit her financially and sexually.

The dark subject matter is hidden in romantic comedy tropes in a similar way to 500 Days of Summer. To begin with it hits every romcom beat - you'll anticipate every new plot point - but gradually becomes less predictable and it's not till the end that it becomes clear if the story's going to be a redemptive one and she either kills Tom or escapes him, with a new sense of confidence, or if it's going to go the full tragic heroine route and have Tom take her away from her remaining family and set her up as a domestic slave. *cough*


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