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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.

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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
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Paul McCole ...
Ewan
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Christine
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Yvonne
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Harry
Emma Hartley-Miller ...
Janice
Elaine M. Ellis ...
Morag (as Elaine Mackenzie Ellis)
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Francine
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Eilidh
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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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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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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 »

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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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Make My Heart Fly
Written by Charlie Reid and Craig Reid
Performed by Kevin Guthrie, Freya Mavor, Antonia Thomas and George MacKay
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Fun, even if you can see the end from 500 miles!
29 September 2013 | by (Ossett, England) – See all my reviews

Saw this at a preview. The first couple of scenes were great, even though only my husband and I apparently saw the Proclaimers coming out of the pub when the lads are dancing their way back home ( we were the only ones who laughed, so the others obviously didn't realise that the lads' physique has changed since their skinny years!)

A warning to anyone who cried through "Slipping through my Fingers" in Mamma Mia. "Sunshine on Leith" - get the tissues handy! I was desperately trying not to sob out loud....

All in all, it was very enjoyable, though I wish Jason Flemyng's role had been bigger. Can't wait to see him on "Strictly"! Sure it sounded like he'd split his trousers!

There were a few wobbly voices, especially Peter Mullan's, but all in all, the cast acquitted themselves perfectly adequately. Jane Horrocks was superb, as always, and my husband ( a Scot) commended her on her accent.

One last thing. Why wasn't I invited to the flash mob?! Dexter, next time, send me an e-mail....


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