Sunshine on Leith

Sunshine on Leith

Sunshine on Leith

Based on the hit 'jukebox musical' stage show, Sunshine on Leith tells the feel-good story of two Edinburgh lads returning from service in Afghanistan and adjusting to life in the civilian world. Inspired by, and featuring the songs of, Scottish duo The Proclaimers. More

The sophomore feature from British actor-turned-director Dexter Fletcher (Wild Bill) stars Peter Mullan (Tyrannosaur) and Jane Horrocks (TV's Absolutely Fabulous). Best friends Davy (George MacKay, How I Live Now) and Ally (Kevin Guthrie, Trash Humpers) return from military service in Afghanistan. Both come back in one piece, though their brush with death only intensifies a desire to live life to the fullest, which for Davy involves falling head-over-heels in love with Yvonne (Antonia Thomas, TV's Misfits), while Ally plans to propose to Davy's sister Liz (Freya Mavor, TV's Skins). Meanwhile, Davy and Liz's folks, Rab (Mullan) and Jean (Horrocks), are set to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. It should be a happy occasion, if only Rab wasn't keeping a troubling secret...

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2013Rating: PG100 minsUK
ComedyDramaMusicalRomance

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Sunshine on Leith | Reviews

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Flicks, Leonie Hayden

Flicks, Leonie Hayden

File Sunshine On Leith under ‘jukebox musical’, where songs from one artist or era are used to tell an unrelated story – like Across The Universe, which used the songs of The Beatles to address the Vietnam War, or Rock of Ages, which used ‘80s hair rock to make us feel sad inside.

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Variety

Variety

A chirpy heart-on-sleeve confection that’s populist in a somewhat generic way.

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Total Film

Total Film

Pitched perfectly between microbudget miracle Once and all-star Aegean romp Mamma Mia!

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Time Out

Time Out

A bright, cheery, big-hearted smile of a movie.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A good-natured, likable but sometimes contrived and eerily artificial movie-musical.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The corn is thicker than the Scottish brogues, but plenty of Proclaimers fans won't mind.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A bright, cheery, big-hearted smile of a movie.

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