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DIRECTOR Dexter Fletcher

CAST George MacKay, Peter Mullan, Jason Flemyng, Jane Horrocks

A joyous, toe-tapping adaptation of the acclaimed stage musical featuring the songs of The Proclaimers.  Two squaddies return home to Leith from duty in Afghanistan, settle back into family life and find girlfriends, but all doesn’t go swimmingly.  With fabulous Edinburgh locations and a strong cast, this is a real crowd-pleaser full of warmth, cheek and infectious energy.  (2013 UK 100 minutes)

BBFC advice:  Contains mild language, violence and sex references
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This film is a jubilant, heartfelt musical about the power of home, the hearth, family and love. It is the tale of one tight-knit family, and the three couples bound to it, as they experience the joys and heartache that punctuate all relationships. And they do it all while singing to the euphoric music of The Proclaimers.

Dexter Fletcher’s Sunshine on Leith is a sprightly and unabashed adaptation of the Dundee Rep’s much-loved stage show, spinning a Mamma Mia!-style narrative around the songs of the Proclaimers… Hearts are broken and mended, tears cried and dried, children lost and found, secrets and lies kept and revealed. It’s easy to sneer at the level of cheesy contrivance with which the dots are joined, but actor-turned-director Dexter Fletcher brings the same gutsy oomph to the proceedings that characterised his previous film, Wild Bill, giving this movie real down-to-earth charm. The cast are game, too, leading on the front foot as they hop, skip and jump their way across picturesque cobbles and scenic streets, always ready to have a go. Some are accomplished musical theatre veterans (Jane Horrocks – voice of an angel), others not so (Peter Mullan – Tom Waits on meds), but everyone gives it their all. As for me, I shed a tear within the first 10 minutes, and spent the rest of the movie beaming like a gibbering, love-struck fool. Mark Kermode, The Observer

UK RELEASE 4 October 2013
RUNNING TIME 100 minutes

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