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Sunshine on Leith (2013)

Two soldiers return home to Edinburgh to resume their romantic and family lives.

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1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Ronnie
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Davy
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Ally
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Jean
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Rab
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Liz
John Spence ...
Brendan
Paul McCole ...
Ewan
Emily-Jane Boyle ...
Christine
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Yvonne
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Harry
Emma Hartley-Miller ...
Janice
Elaine M. Ellis ...
Morag (as Elaine Mackenzie Ellis)
Gayle Telfer Stevens ...
Francine
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Eilidh
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Storyline

Sunshine on Leith is based on the sensational stage hit of the same name, featuring music by pop-folk band The Proclaimers. The film follows the stories of Davy and Ally, who have to re-learn how to live life in Edinburgh after coming home from serving in Afghanistan. Both struggle to learn to live a life outside the army and to deal with the everyday struggles of family, jobs and relationships. Written by Anonymous

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When it happens... there's nothing like it!


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Rated PG for some suggestive and thematic material, language and brief violence | See all certifications »
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4 October 2013 (UK)  »

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Amanece en Edimburgo  »

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2.35 : 1
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Shortly after the beginning of the film when Davy and Ally are singing "I'm On My Way", as they make their way down the high street dancing, they nearly bump into two men. The two men - twins - are Charlie Reid and Craig Reid: The Proclaimers. See more »

Goofs

When Ally drops off Liz at the bus stop on The Shore, she picks up the 42 bus. The 42 bus doesn't stop there. See more »

Crazy Credits

The initial credits show the main characters in short outtakes from the film. The order is Peter Mullan, Jane Horrocks, George Mackay, Antonia Thomas, Freya Mavor, Kevin Guthrie, Jason Flemyng, Paul Brannigan, Sara Vickers, Michael Beat (as Michael 'Cuban' Keat) and John Spence (as 'Wee' John Spence'). This is followed by a listing of the major crew (director, etc,) on a background of the city of Leith in sunshine. Then the credits revert to the traditional scrolling form, starting with the cast listed in order of appearance. See more »

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References Trainspotting (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Over And Done With
Written by Charlie Reid and Craig Reid
Performed by George MacKay, Kevin Guthrie, Antonia Thomas, Freya Mavor and Gayle Telfer Stevens
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Totally enjoyable. Brilliant story. Great music. First class cast.
8 October 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I bought the soundtrack first and really enjoyed that so was expecting the movie to be as good and I certainly wasn't disappointed.

OK it's no Hollywood blockbuster, but has such a warmth and innocent charm that can not help but appeal.

Reminded me a little of Gregory's girl and Mamma Mia minus the A listers and sun!

Brilliant performances from everyone. Obviously Jane Horrocks is as excellent as she always is.

Will see this again.

More movies like this please instead of the gratuitous violence/stomach churning rubbish and appalling story lines in films like 'Filth'.


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