Not Another Happy Ending

Not Another Happy Ending

Streaming Video - 2013
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Publisher Tom finds a sleeper hit in first-time author Jane, but success makes her too happy to finish her second novel. To get her back on track, Tom conspires to make Jane miserable again, risking his hidden feelings for her.
Publisher: [United States] : Film Movement : Made available through hoopla, 2013.
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 streaming video file (approximately 102 min.)) :,sound, color

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daysleeper236
Jul 23, 2016

Has a few cute moments and but overall kind of slow. I also agree with the comment below about the artificially colourful costumes and sets being distracting.

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sdodge66
Apr 25, 2016

So funny and unexpected. Light and fluffy with an edge.

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heatherfield
Jun 16, 2015

I generally enjoy rom-coms, but this was barely worth the watch. The combination seemed promising: Karen Gillan ("Doctor Who") + Scotland + writing... (Plus Freya Mavor, whom I enjoyed in "The White Queen"—but she was barely in it.) There was no chemistry between the leads and the writing was stilted so it was more of a slog to get through than anything. The costumes and sets were a little too loud and quirky as well, in that it was hardly a believable world—though it could have gelled with a stronger film.

It might be worth it if you enjoy Karen Gillan and rom-coms but even then, it's pretty slow-going. The scenery of Scotland was great, though!

kevfarley Mar 27, 2015

I don't expect originality from a rom-com,.. but this one was well acted, clever, charming, and more engaging than expected.

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waimanau
Feb 05, 2015

Cute to look at, but that's about it. So poorly-scripted that it's almost unbearable. Skip it.

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M_ALCOTT Feb 27, 2015

Jane Lockhart: [reading out loud] " Why is it that the saddest endings always seem the truest? In the stories I told myself, I was always the heroine; always reaching for my happy ending. It didn't turn out that way; I won't get to spend the rest of my life with him, but I was loved and that's enough."

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