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Sunshine on Leith (Dexter Fletcher, 2013)

October 3, 2013

Sunshine on Leith

The Proclaimers’ back catalogue makes a fine backbone for this largely fun, nicely sincere and well-staged musical. Director Dexter Fletcher deftly handles the balance between the more cutting touches of some of the Reid brothers’ lyrics and the contrived, softer sentiment of the surrounding storyline. He gets particularly effective turns out of Mullan and Horrocks as the parents of an adrift squaddie (George MacKay) who’s returning home from a tour in Afghanistan with his best mate (Kevin Guthrie), in a tale of love, disappointment, bruised egos and the act of adapting, set against the backdrop of Scotland’s capital…

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