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 ... 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The Art Gallery scenes were filmed at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow. 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 »

Alternate Versions

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 »


Soundtracks

Oh Jean
Written by Charlie Reid and Craig Reid
Performed by Peter Mullan
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Totally enjoyable. Brilliant story. Great music. First class cast.
8 October 2013 | by BirminghamukenglandSee all my reviews

I bought the soundtrack first and really enjoyed that so was expecting the movie to be as good and I certainly wasn't disappointed.

OK it's no Hollywood blockbuster, but has such a warmth and innocent charm that can not help but appeal.

Reminded me a little of Gregory's girl and Mamma Mia minus the A listers and sun!

Brilliant performances from everyone. Obviously Jane Horrocks is as excellent as she always is.

Will see this again.

More movies like this please instead of the gratuitous violence/stomach churning rubbish and appalling story lines in films like 'Filth'.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Sunshine on Leith See more »

Filming Locations:

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,804,555
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2.35 : 1
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