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Sunshine on Leith (2013)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Musical  -  4 October 2013 (UK)
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Two Scottish soldiers return from Afghanistan, home to Leith (Edinburgh, Scotland) to the warm embrace of their families.

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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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Near the start 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 2 men, those guys were Charlie Reid and Craig Reid AKA The Proclaimers. See more »

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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 »

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Life With You
Written by Charlie Reid and Craig Reid
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Brilliant
25 September 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Went to an advanced screening of this film with a Q an A with Dexter Fletcher at the end.

Well what a great film, the musical scenes were really well done, and it just felt that the cast were really enjoying themselves. Good all round performances from everyone, nobody stole the show, just everybody contributed their own accomplished style. My personal opinion is that its a really hard job to produce a musical, as it can so easily look amateurish, Mama Mia succeeded, and so does Sunshine on Leith. The locations were superb, especially the closing scene where it appeared as though all of the population of Edinburgh was present and joining in.

The Q and A was very informative, and I will leave you to spot the walk on appearances of Dexter and the Proclaimers.

A great night out,, well done everyone who had a hand in this production.


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