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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
George MacKay
Kevin Guthrie
Freya Mavor
Antonia Thomas
Peter Mullan
Jane Horrocks
Jason Flemyng
Directors
Dexter Fletcher
Screenwriters
Stephen Greenhorn
Running Time
100 minutes

Sunshine On Leith
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Sunshine On Leith

Plot
Returning to Leith after a tour of Afghanistan, Davy (MacKay) and Ally (Guthrie) adapt to civilian life, Davy hooking up with nurse Yvonne (Thomas), Ally planning marriage to Davy’s sister, Liz (Mavor). Meanwhile Davy’s dad Rab (Mullan) is hiding a secret from his wife, Jean (Horrocks).


Verdict
It may lack the subtleties and emotional wallop of a lo-fi musical like Once, but Sunshine On Leith delivers a bright, cheery, big-hearted smile of a movie. If it’s a huge hit, expect SingalongaRunrig at an IMAX near you.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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