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Walking on Sunshine (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 27 June 2014 (UK)
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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 »


Max Giwa (as Max & Dania), Dania Pasquini (as Max & Dania)





Credited cast:
Greg Wise ... Doug
Hannah Arterton ... Taylor
Annabel Scholey Annabel Scholey ... Maddie
Anabel Kutay ... Air Hostess
Katy Brand ... Lil
Leona Lewis ... Elena
Adrian Derrick-Palmer ... Airport Dancer (as Adrian Palmer)
Giulio Berruti ... Raf
Joelle Koissi ... Airport Customer
Danny Kirrane ... Mikey
Susan Fordham ... Holiday Maker
Mariola Jaworska ... Holiday Maker
Amy Clare Beales ... Holiday Rep
Laura Hydari ... Holidaymaker
Adrian Quinton Adrian Quinton ... Dancer


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

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Experience a musical with the greatest hits of the 80s. See more »


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English | Italian

Release Date:

27 June 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Holiday! See more »

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Vertigo Films, IM Global See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


There is no tomato festival celebrated in Plugia. Instead, it is celebrated in the town of Buñol, in Spain, and it is called La Tomatina See more »


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 »


Raf: I was just running naked down the street missing my own wedding cos some idiot left me duct-taped to a tree with a donkey.
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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode dated 27 June 2014 (2014) See more »


Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Written by George Michael
Performed by Leona Lewis, Danny Kirrane, Katy Brand, Hannah Arterton, Annabel Scholey, Giulio Maria Corso, Greg Wise and Giulio Berruti
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The Musical Movie Event of the Summer!
20 June 2014 | by leroyspieringsSee all my reviews

Well, that's because it's the only musical movie of the summer.

They wanted to make a movie for the female gender, so if you're a male and you're forced to see this you better relax your butt and let it happen. The girls want to watch this to see Giulio Berruti, because he is handsome as ****. I'm a guy, 100% heterosexual, but if you deny that this man belongs to the top of our class, you are lying.

The acting is average. Every character looks like he is living in a fairy tale, so everyone is happy and starts singing at random and sometimes inappropriate moments. You notice that every actor in this movie is enjoying their work. They act playful and enthusiastic, so you can't help yourself smiling sometimes. The dark side of this acting style is that you don't take the more emotional moments very seriously. It's a happy-family-summer-musical-movie after all, so everything is going to be be okay. Oh yeah, the jokes are horrible though.

The movie itself is not that bad. I would call it a budget version of Mama Mia!, because the A-list actors were the main reason people wanted to see that. There's one location, one annoying girl and at the end a wedding with a 'twist' that won't surprise anyone.

It's extremely cheesy, but if you fancy a brainless movie night, this is not the worst choice you can make. Don't see it in theaters though, unless you want so see Berruti's abs in widescreen-size, and don't forget the alcohol so you can suddenly sing along with everything.

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