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.

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...

2013Rating: PG100 minsUK
ComedyDramaMusicalRomance
90%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

3.0
0

Uplifting movie set to the magnificent music of maybe the most under rated band of all time.A movie that connects with the soul...it could be tommorow it could be today............

0

One of the most easily forgettable films I've seen.

0

More than one love story, and more than one story about times when love and life aren't easy, all set to Proclaimers music. This film doesn't need to be perfect in any other way, because it's just so f**king delightful.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

3.0
0

Uplifting movie set to the magnificent music of maybe the most under rated band of all time.A movie that connects with the soul...it could be tommorow it could be today............

0

One of the most easily forgettable films I've seen.

0

More than one love story, and more than one story about times when love and life aren't easy, all set to Proclaimers music. This film doesn't need to be perfect in any other way, because it's just so f**king delightful.

4.0
0