Thursday 17 October 2013

"Not Another Happy Ending" (The Guardian 11/10/13)

Not Another Happy Ending (12A) 102 mins *

That convention-flouting title misleads: this winsome affair lags in lamentably close to the modern romcom average. The Glaswegian backdrop projects more dignity than the actors caught blundering around before it: Karen Gillan’s klutzy author is conceived as Bridget Jones in Annie Hall clothing, at least until the sub-Austin Powers scene that deploys a perky pair of meringues to obscure her nudity from her hunky publisher (Stanley Weber). 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.

Not Another Happy Ending is now playing in selected cinemas.

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