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Sunshine on Leith (2013)

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



(stage play), (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Spence ...
Paul McCole ...
Emily-Jane Boyle ...
Emma Hartley-Miller ...
Elaine M. Ellis ...
Morag (as Elaine Mackenzie Ellis)
Gayle Telfer Stevens ...


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some suggestive and thematic material, language and brief violence | See all certifications »




Release Date:

4 October 2013 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Amanece en Edimburgo  »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Neither of the main pub scenes in the movie were filmed in either Edinburgh or Leith. "It's Over and Done With" is filmed in Glasgow's Griffin Bar and "Let's Get Married" is also filmed in Glasgow - in the Saracen's Head, a traditional Celtic supporters' bar close to Celtic Park. See more »


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 »


Hate My Love
Written by Charlie Reid and Craig Reid
Performed by Jane Horrocks
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User Reviews

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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