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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.

Director:

Dexter Fletcher

Writers:

Stephen Greenhorn, Stephen Greenhorn (stage play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Brannigan ... Ronnie
George MacKay ... Davy
Kevin Guthrie ... Ally
Jane Horrocks ... Jean
Peter Mullan ... Rab
Freya Mavor ... Liz
John Spence John Spence ... Brendan
Paul McCole Paul McCole ... Ewan
Emily-Jane Boyle Emily-Jane Boyle ... Christine
Antonia Thomas ... Yvonne
Jason Flemyng ... Harry
Emma Hartley-Miller Emma Hartley-Miller ... Janice
Elaine M. Ellis Elaine M. Ellis ... Morag (as Elaine Mackenzie Ellis)
Gayle Telfer Stevens Gayle Telfer Stevens ... Francine
Sara Vickers Sara Vickers ... Eilidh
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Storyline

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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When it happens... there's nothing like it!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Amanece en Edimburgo See more »

Filming Locations:

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£770,239 (United Kingdom), 6 October 2013, Limited Release
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Clothes shopping, Jane Horrocks holds up a black dress on a coat hanger with a name clearly visible on it. She then holds it up to a mirror and it is on a plain black coat hanger. See more »

Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

References Argo (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Then I Met You
Written by Charlie Reid and Craig Reid
Performed by George MacKay and Antonia Thomas
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2013 Feel Good Film of the year-tugged at many emotions!
9 October 2013 | by Sarah BrownSee all my reviews

Loved this film from beginning to end as hopefully did the other 8(!) people in the theatre.

Would love to see this film take off and feel I want to preach and spread the word to the world.

I shed tears at various points for various reasons was almost lost for words as felt emotional again at just thinking what a great film I had just seen...okay, I am mushy.

Great fun to be there and would definitely go again...and again.

I enjoyed Mamma Mia very much indeed but this outshone it completely (and I don't do musicals-but on film this was great)

A grand mixture of acting and singing and FUN!


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