Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! To celebrate this day of love, I am going to review the Scottish romantic comedy Not Another Happy Ending! I am afraid I can’t do this entirely without Spoilers, so beware!
Let’s start with the facts (as always):
Length: 102 minutes
Cast: Karen Gillan, Stanley Weber, Iain De Caestecker, Henry Ian Cusick, Gary Lewis, Freya Mavor, Amy Manson, Kate Dickie …
Director: John McKay
Writer: David Solomons
Jane Lockhart is Tom’s only bestselling author and he can’t wait for her new book to be ready for publishing. But there’s one problem: Jane is blocked. Distracted by her successful screenwriter-boyfriend, who is currently adapting her first story for the big screen, and the pressure to write another hit-novel she rather bakes instead of write. Yet Tom knows exactly what to do. There’s one thing he’s sure of and that’s the fact that Jane can only write when she’s miserable, so he tries to ruin her life in order to help her. Of course that’s a plan destined to fail and it only gets worse after he starts developing real feelings for her. Emotional chaos on both sides is the result.
There were several reasons I wanted to see this movie. First, I am a sucker for RomCom’s (big news there, I know), but the even more prominent reason was the cast. I love Karen Gillan because of Doctor Who, Iain De Caestecker because of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Henry Ian Cusick because of more than just the 100 – that movie was like a feast for the TV show-loving side of my brain with several worlds colliding. I hadn’t heard much about Stanley Weber before the movie (probably because he’s in a lot of French movies and I haven’t seen any them except for French Women/Sous les jupes des filles), but he also proved to be a good choice for the role of Tom and worth looking out for.
Generally, I really enjoyed the movie. It offered exactly what it advertised and that is light entertainment. Granted sometimes the humour was a tad too silly for me, but it was quirky and hilarious nonetheless. The music is great as well and I really can’t say much more. Of course it’s predictable, but who watches a RomCom for their plot twists? The main cast knows how to hold themselves and is supported by great side characters. If you are looking for a nice movie for Valentine’s Day this is my recommendation!
What do you think?