YOU can’t help but feel joyous while watching Sunshine On Leith.
The musical film, based on the stage show of the same name, is wonderfully uplifting.
It follows two young soldiers, Ally (Kevin Guthrie) and Davy (George MacKay), who return home to Edinburgh after completing their service in the army.
It’s a tale of love, friendship, hardships, and struggles, and it’s all set to the soundtrack of hits from Scottish duo The Proclaimers.
Ally is madly in love with his girlfriend - and Davy’s sister - Liz (Freya Mavor), Liz introduces her friend, Yvonne (Antonia Thomas) to Davy, and the siblings’ parents, Jean (Jane Horrocks) and Rab (Peter Mullan) are celebrating 25 years of marriage.
But secrets from the past and fears of the future soon threaten the happiness of all three couples.
Before seeing this film, I honestly believed I only knew two or three Proclaimers songs, but unfortunately for the rest of the people in the cinema, I knew a lot more, and couldn’t help myself spontaneously bursting into song.
Songs like I’m On My Way, Over And Done With and Let’s Get Married were toe-tappingly brilliant, and the likes of Sunshine On Leith, Letter From America and I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) were performed beautifully.
Sunshine On Leith exudes an infectious happiness that will make you feel all warm inside.
It’s the feel-good film of the year.
Look out for a little cameo appearance from The Proclaimers themselves.
Sunshine On Leith is out now. See it at Boldon Cineworld.