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
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 »
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 »
The DVD contains the original ending, which was shot indoors, but was replaced at a cost of £500,000 by the ensemble ending shot in Edinburgh. See more »
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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