Sunshine On Leith

Contains mild language, violence and sex references

About this Film

Adapted from the stage hit of the same name, musical 'Sunshine On Leith' tracks the fortunes of two Scottish soldiers adjusting to civilian life after returning from Afghanistan.

Davy and Ally are two ex-squaddies trying to find their feet back in Edinburgh. They may have left the bombs and battlefields behind, but their troubles are far from over as they face up to the everyday issues that come with love, relationships and life.

Featuring music from The Proclaimers, 'Sunshine On Leith' stars Peter Mullan, Antonia Thomas and Jason Flemyng.


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  • Released on
    04/10/13
  • Genre
    Musical
  • Cast members
    Jason Flemyng, Antonia Thomas, Peter Mullan
  • Running time
    100 minutes
  • Directed by
    Dexter Fletcher
  • Language
    English

Reviews & Ratings

Reviews in the press

Total Film 4/5 Stars

From song to stage to screen. Da-da-da.

Following a near-fatal tour of duty, squaddies Davy (George MacKay) and Ally (Kevin Guthrie) return to Edinburgh with a song in their hearts and rockets in their pockets. Essentially, the narrative of this Proclaimers jukebox musical is just a stretched-out soap episode. The dialogue’s sparse (writer Stephen Greenhorn has deftly adapted his own stage production), but that’s all the better for putting the songs to the fore.

There’s such spirit on show, such – dare we say it – glee, you’ll gladly forgive the odd not-so-smooth segue into song, wobbly accent or cheapo aerial shot.

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brilliant!

Reviewer: veejaywDate: 2014-01-15

We loved the film for : the music, the scenery, the people in it, the style - Will get it when it comes out on DVD !

Sunshine on Leit

Reviewer: HelenandianDate: 2013-11-17

Excellent film, very enjoyable to watch with some great singing and dancing scenes.

Sunshine onLeith

Reviewer: Ladey AdeyDate: 2013-11-15

Perhaps a love or hate it film. I LOVED it. Proclaimers songs - always good - a musical with a compelling story line and strong themes. Found it funny, seeing squaddies dancing and singing, musicals are about suspending reality for a moment.

Sunshine on Leit

Reviewer: ditzyDate: 2013-11-07

The most appalling subject for a musical. Abba the Proclaimers most certainly are not. All this film did was make me want to visit Leith, the scenery being the only redeeming thing about it. So bad I laughed. Then left half way through.

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