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Not Another Happy Ending (12A)


When a struggling publisher discovers his only successful author is blocked he knows he has to unblock her or he's finished. Read more …

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.

The critical consensus

Lightness in a romcom is all to the good, but this one – for all its charm – could have used just a little more plot ballast.

***(*)(*)Hannah McGill, The List, 02/07/2013

Gillan has a bright screen presence and bags of appeal, but there’s not much she can do with this clunky ragbag of rom-com clichés.

**(*)(*)(*)Siobhan Synnot, The Scotsman, 06/10/2013

McKay's film often feels like Richard Curtis-lite for the New Girl generation - minus the jokes and memorable characters.

**(*)(*)(*)Josh Winning, Total Film, 06/10/2013

The dialogue isn't as witty as it needs to be to keep such a stylised affair afloat. Gillan, though, is very engaging as the distracted, Annie Hall-like heroine.

**(*)(*)(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 10/10/2013

You could dismiss it as another film made by men who've never encountered a flesh-and-blood woman, were it not that the male characters are equally alien, half-heartedly beamed in from Planet Romcomnia.

*(*)(*)(*)(*)Mike McCahill, The Guardian, 10/10/2013

Contrived, manic and unfunny the film also flounders because of the lack of chemistry between an awkward Gillan and a wooden Weber.

*(*)(*)(*)(*)Daily Express, 11/10/2013

Don't waste time on this but do look out for Karen Gillian.

**(*)(*)(*)Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies, 10/10/2013

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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