Sunshine on Leith

B2014 DvdsunshineonleithLast of the Birthday treats with Son #1 and family was a take-in (Pizza) and a film on a big screen. I had been wanting to see Sunshine on Leith ever since the first reviews came out. I love The Proclaimers and the film is a  musical to their songs so it couldn’t lose for me. It is very much in the genre of Mamma Mia but set in Edinburgh. The photography of the city is stunning, but then the capital has an iconic landscape anyway.

There was no main star, though I couldn’t take my eyes off George Mackay because he seemed to enjoy the singing numbers even more than the others. It is a film to watch with friends and family and provides laughter, pathos and a definite feel-good factor. I am not sure how well it translates into the rest of the UK though or even abroad and would be very interested to hear.

Oh yes – I give it a 9 out of 10

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2 Responses to Sunshine on Leith

  1. Tim says:

    We saw it last weekend as well… I think Herself(TM) more-or-less liked it.

    I’m afraid it doesn’t do it for me, on many levels – not least that I really loathe the application of “musical” genre to the film medium as a general principle.

    Nice quadcopter action, though. I liked that.

    And did you spot The Proclaimers in it? 😉

  2. freda says:

    Yep – saw them coming out of the pub. I must like things that put reality onto a different footing. Can’t quite see myself breaking out in song in John Lewis though.

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