Release date30 June 2013 (2013-06-30) (Edinburgh Film Festival)
11 October 2013 (2013-10-11) (United Kingdom)
8 August 2014 (2014-08-08) (United States) Initial releaseOctober 11, 2013 (United Kingdom) CastKaren Gillan (Jane Lockhart), Stanley Weber (Tom Duval), Iain De Caestecker (Roddy), Henry Ian Cusick (Willie), Kate Dickie (Anne Lefevre), Amy Manson (Darsie) Similar moviesThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire, 2012, Angel, The Fault in Our Stars, Lily in Love, One Day
TaglineSometimes love needs a re-write.
Not another happy ending film official trailer
Not Another Happy Ending is a 2013 British romantic comedy film directed by John McKay, starring Karen Gillan, Stanley Weber and Freya Mavor. Produced by Claire Mundell and Wendy Griffin, and written by David Solomons, the film premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on 30 June 2013.
Tom Duvall, the editor of a struggling publishing company, discovers that his only successful author, Jane Lockhart, cannot write when happy. Due to her recent success, she is left unable to write and he is stuck. He is forced to make her incredibly unhappy. The thing is, the worse he makes her feel, the more he realizes he's in love with her.
Karen Gillan as Jane Lockhart
Stanley Weber as Tom Duvall
Iain de Caestecker as Roddy
Freya Mavor as Nicola Ball
Amy Manson as Darsie
Gary Lewis as Benny Lockhart
Kate Dickie as Anna le Fevre
Henry Ian Cusick as Willie Scott
Matilda Thorpe as Andrea
The film was financed in part by a crowdfunding campaign on the website Indiegogo, which raised USD$22,660. Additional funding came through the efforts of producer Claire Mundell, who "[patch-worked] a bunch of different sources of funding together, none of whom interfered in any kind of way with the way the film turned out".
Scottish actor Emun Elliott was originally attached to play the role of Tom, but was replaced with French actor Stanley Weber. This led the filmmakers to write into the script the character's French background, as well as "a lot of explanation about how this French guy could end up in Glasgow and be a publisher".
Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a rating of 33% from 15 critics.