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4.0 out of 5 stars Based on the film alone, this DVD should be excellent
Ok, so we all can see the film is on pre-order only, so I'm judging this review based on the film itself (although I'm sure there will be something in the way of extras on the DVD to further appeal to the viewer.)

I saw this film at its premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and found it completely charming from the start. First off, its a...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not a particularly good film. Gillan certainly holds her own but the ...
Not a particularly good film. Gillan certainly holds her own but the plotting is weak and the rest of the acting (bar Gary Lewis) is pretty wooden. I normally like a quirky publishing-based romcom but I just found the premise unconvincing, the editing odd and the comedy strangely lacking.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Based on the film alone, this DVD should be excellent, 23 Oct. 2013
This review is from: Not Another Happy Ending [DVD] (DVD)
Ok, so we all can see the film is on pre-order only, so I'm judging this review based on the film itself (although I'm sure there will be something in the way of extras on the DVD to further appeal to the viewer.)

I saw this film at its premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and found it completely charming from the start. First off, its a romantic comedy set in Glasgow, which is different in itself but also shows the city to be vibrant, fun, colourful and buzzing. Gillan, in her first lead role post-Doctor Who is more than capable of holding up the comedic and dramatic aspects of her character, and the chemistry she shares with French actor Stanley Weber literally simmers onscreen. Iain De Castaecker (Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D)as Roddy, provides some of the films funniest moments and the film is well supported by the remaining cast including Gary Lewis and Skins star Freya Mavor.

Its a bright and breezy attempt to make a really upbeat romance in a place you wouldnt normally find it - which is sort of the point of the film, which tells the story of successfull writer Jane Lockhart who, having found success with life on all levels, develops a crippling case of writers block. However her publicist Tom (Weber) and his firm will be bankrupt if Jane doesnt finish her book so he and Roddy set about sabotaging her happy life in an attempt to make her so miserable she can finish her new novel.

Its a lovely and unusual premise for a movie, but is aided by slick direction, offbeat humour, engaging performances and a brilliant soundtrack showcasing some of Scotlands best talent. I enjoyed the film and I'm sure many more will enjoy this DVD.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a particularly good film. Gillan certainly holds her own but the ..., 25 July 2014
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The Marmette (Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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Not a particularly good film. Gillan certainly holds her own but the plotting is weak and the rest of the acting (bar Gary Lewis) is pretty wooden. I normally like a quirky publishing-based romcom but I just found the premise unconvincing, the editing odd and the comedy strangely lacking.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not a lot of substance but a fair amount of charm, 21 Dec. 2014
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This is a pleasant enough film which whiles away the requisite hour and a half. Karen Gillan has to carry the film, and sort of does that, though it is rather difficult to believe that she has the intensity of a writer capable of moving readers to tears by the pain in her soul. Maybe that doesn't matter, nor the fact that the man she is tee'ed up with is (obscurely) a French male model who is supposed to be a book publisher in Scotland advising clients how to write in English..... But the set-up is amusing, the leads have their own charm and the Scots detail adds even more. *+
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars sorry but I couldn't get into it, 1 Jun. 2014
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I just thought it all rather slow and poorly acted
Wanted something to happen but it took so long
Karen Gillan is fine but the male characters were so shallow
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars charming film, 17 Dec. 2013
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This film has buckets of charm, thanks to its leads, Karen Gillan and Gallic charmer Stanley Weber. Henry Ian Cusick (of Lost and Season 1 Scandal fame) makes the most of his scenes, portraying an egotistical slimeball screenwriter. Glasgow looks terrific, particularly the main sets (Jane's apartment and the offices of Tristesse publishing) and Gary Lewis (the dad from Billy Elliott) is very appealing as the father determined to put right his wrongs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars this movie was very entertaining and funny. Miss 15 and I really enjoyed - but ..., 2 July 2014
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this movie was very entertaining and funny. Miss 15 and I really enjoyed - but would def be a chick flick.
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5.0 out of 5 stars love it, 6 Jun. 2014
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i had wanted to see this due to karen gillan being in doctor who and i wanted to see what she would be like outside matt smith and it turns out i was wrong to doubt her great film have watched it several times
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2.0 out of 5 stars Didn't live up to my expectations, 29 April 2014
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Although I love this concept for a story neither the book not the film have lived up to my expectations. The characters have great potential but are sadly underwritten and therefore somewhat personality-less and flat and the plot isn't half as interesting as I had hoped.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and uplifting rom com, 6 Mar. 2014
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Made me smile, uplifting and good soundtrack. Karen Gillan acts and looks great and nice to see sunny side of Glasgow
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Film Of The Year, 4 Mar. 2014
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What a wonderful way for Karen Gillan to start her film career after leaving Doctor Who.

She breaths life into the whole film, which is a joy to watch from start to finish.

If your feeling down you should watch this it will pick you up in no time.

No Karen fan should be without this.
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