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comedy being shot in Nova Scotia tells the story of a woman trying to escape her sisters' shadows.
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Nova Scotia author Lesley Crewe gasped with delight as the pretty house with the big country porch came into view.For years, Ivy Cottage had only existed on the pages of Crewe's 2005 debut novel "Relative Happiness." And now here was the quaint bed and breakfast transformed into tangible reality for a feature film of the same name based on her book."I feel like I'm in a bit of a dream," said Crewe, gazing around the set in Hubbards, N.S."I've been running around, smiling at people and hugging people and they have no idea who I am," she said with a laugh. "It's just very odd to see these people walking around — and I made them up. I just made them up. I feel like I love them all."The romantic comedy, which is also being filmed in Halifax with Newfoundland director Deanne Foley at the helm, tells the story of Lexie Ivy, an unlucky-in-love, plus-sized, 30-year-old woman trying to emerge from her sisters' shadows while running a bed and breakfast in small-town Nova Scotia."Lexie is me, basically," explained Crewe. "When I was growing up, I had a wonderful mother and sister, but they were thin. And I came along, and nobody knew where I came from.""Lexie has always sort of felt diminished by her sisters and how they looked and how they were," she continued. "But ... she's the rock that everybody leans on."Australian actor Melissa Bergland is taking on the role of Lexie in her first lead performance in a feature film."It's a really sweet story about realizing that gratitude for what you have can often lead to more," said Bergland, a fiery redhead best known in her native country for her role on the TV drama "Winners and Losers."Bergland said she was drawn to the character of Lexie after seeing parallels to her own life."There's a lot of things, I think, that society tells us we have to have and be, and we can't be happy until we have these things," she said. "And I think this (film) kind of blows all that out of the water."