5.3/10
3,747
28 user 50 critic

Walking on Sunshine (2014)

Not Rated | | Musical, Romance | 27 June 2014 (UK)
Trailer
2:04 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Set to the music of popular hit songs from the 1980s. A beautiful coastal village, present day Italy. After a whirlwind romance, Maddie is preparing to marry gorgeous Italian Raf, and has ... See full summary »

Directors:

(as Max & Dania), (as Max & Dania)
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Maddie
...
Doug
...
Taylor
...
Raf
...
Mikey
...
Lil
Adrian Quinton ...
Dancer
...
...
Elena
...
Holiday Rep
...
...
Airport passenger
...
Lobna Futers ...
Party goer / holiday maker
...
Dancer
Edit

Storyline

Set to the music of popular hit songs from the 1980s. A beautiful coastal village, present day Italy. After a whirlwind romance, Maddie is preparing to marry gorgeous Italian Raf, and has invited her sister Taylor to the wedding. Unbeknownst to Maddie, however, Raf is Taylor's ex-holiday flame, and the love of her life... By: Vertigo Films Written by Vertigo Films

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

|

Release Date:

27 June 2014 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Holiday!  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The characters dress as '80s singers for the stag and hen parties. Raf is Adam Ant, Enrico is George Michael, and Mikey is Meat Loaf. Maddie, Taylor and Lil are Madonna, Elena is Whitney Houston, Tiziana is Tina Turner, and additional hen party guests are Boy George and Salt N Pepa. See more »

Goofs

The scene after the tomato festival where Taylor and Raf go wash at the beach probably wouldn't show the sun setting on the sea. It's debatable, since the closest shoreline to their location in Apulia is 20 miles north-west, where the sun would always rise over the sea. Though if they traveled 80 miles south-west to the Gulf of Taranto they would be facing the other direction. Since the tomato festival isn't given an exact location is hard to say. See more »

Quotes

Maddie: All my life I've gone from wrong guy to wrong guy and now, finally, to have found a guy who's right... who's kind and decent and... beautiful inside and out. Because... you are the right guy. But it's not right. Not for me. I came here to find myself and I found you. This is the same thing I always do: running off into the arms of a man and losing myself. Er... it's incredible to me that someone as amazing as you want to marry me. How could I not get caught up in that? The big church wedding, ...
See more »

Connections

Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode dated 27 June 2014 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't You Want Me
Written by Phil Oakey, Jo Callis and Philip Adrian Wright
Performed by Greg Wise and Annabel Scholey
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Decent lightweight entertainment
24 June 2014 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Bad girl Maddie is just about to wed hunky Italian Raf, and goody-two-shoes sister Taylor flies in, just to discover Raf, incidentally, is her holiday fling from three years ago and, even more incidentally, the love of her life. This is the ridiculous premise of this feel-good musical film which is also a blatant Mamma Mia rip off. The wedding, the songs, the locations, it is impossible not to see the link between the two movies.

Flawed as Mamma Mia was, at least it could rely on heavyweight actors like Meryl Streep, Colin Firth and Pierce Brosnan. The cast of this movie is nowhere near as good , and what the movie lacks in the embarrassingly simple plot, it fails to make up with chemistry and charm.

This paper-thin feel-good movie no doubt hopes to cash in on its many similarities with worldwide hit movie Mamma Mia, and both movies basically works as advertisements for holidays in Italy, showcasing breathtakingly beautiful settings.

All in all, the movie is not without its little charms and the 80s soundtrack surely appeals to many, so for an evening of feel-good fun this might just work for you, just don't expect any form of depth, thoughtfulness, cultural weight or lasting memories. I'm pretty sure you will have forgotten all about this movie in a couple of months.


9 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?