Indie Gems: Not Another Happy Ending

Scottish accents make everything better.

Jane (Karen Gillan) is an author who is trying to get her first book published. She's turned down by so many people, but Tom (Stanley Webber) sees something in her and after helping edit her book down, he publishes it and it's an instant success. But when she goes to write her second novel, she ends up getting a bad case of writer's block.

Why did I say Scottish accents make everything better? Because this is a rom com and I'm shocked that I actually enjoyed it so much. I kind of feel like I would've hated it had it taken place anywhere else, but this place and this cast just make this film shine.

Initially, I threw this film in my Netflix queue because of Iain De Caestecker. His part is small, but he's charming as always. Gillan is an absolute joy to watch. I know she has a rather large fanbase from Doctor Who, but I'm not as familiar with her. I can see why she has so many fans, she's lovely.

It's nice when you find a film in a genre that you normally hate and end up enjoying it so much. The whole thing works well together. Even though it hits some typical cliches, it at least makes them feel a bit fresh.

Grade: B

Memorable Quote: "I've never been this happy." - Jane (Karen Gillan)

11 comments:

  1. I have friends who are obsessed with Gillan...I have no idea who she is, but whatever. I love Scottish accents too, so I'm game for giving it a go!

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    1. I knew her name and what she looked like, but since I don't watch Doctor Who I'm not in the know, but I can see why people love her from this. She's adorable.

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  2. I would be one of those obsessive fans of Gillan from when she was in Doctor Who and I've wanted to see this for a while! Nice review Brittani :) Although Scottish accents can be hit and miss, Gillan's is like heaven ;)

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    1. I love Scottish accents, those are sooooooo sexy to me.

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  3. I think I'm going to watch this one with my wife. It sounds like something she would dig.

    And if at any point in this film I'm reminded of Groundskeeper Willie, then it's totally a win.

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    1. I hope you both enjoy it! It's good for a rom com. And I hate those. lol

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  4. I'm not a fan of most romcoms but this looks really interesting and a bit different to the Jennifer Aniston/Katherine Heigl fare!

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    1. Ugh Katherine Heigl. lol

      Yes, it's very different.

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  5. OMG OMG!!! THIS is the movie that got me super obsessed w/ the Frenchman Stanley WEBER (w/ one 'b'). I practically watch this like EVERY SINGLE WEEK now as it's on Netflix and I even bought the behind-the-scenes pack from We Are Colony w/ all the special features. I basically mention Stanley in every other post I do now, ahah, he's just oh... SO DREAMY!!! :P

    The Glasgow setting is so charming, it makes it soooo much more refreshing than any of the Hollywood rom-coms. So glad you like it, Brittani!!

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    1. I love how much you love this! I really did not expect to love it as much as I did. I was just hoping it would be good enough to watch for De Caestecker.

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  6. I'm all for a good rom com, and I know Ruth loves it. I need to see it.

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