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Walking on Sunshine

Walking on Sunshine

Max Giwa, Dania Pasquini (2014)

93min
12 Certificate
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The makers of the StreetDance movies escape to the sun in this bright and breezy musical comedy. Taylor (Hannah Arterton) returns to the Italian resort where she had a memorable holiday romance to attend her sister's wedding. On arrival, she discovers that her former lover, Raf (Giulio Berruti), is her future brother-in-law. Aiming for the same feel-good camp factor that made Mamma Mia! a hit, the familiar farcical shenanigans are peppered here with 1980s karaoke favourites belted out by a cast (including X-Factor winner Leona Lewis) who bound about picturesque streets with gay abandon. As trashy as it is, there is something charming and infectious about the film's unashamedly cheesy outlook, even if the obvious but effective gags, provided by Katy Brand as the sisters' best friend, merely fill the spaces in-between energetic musical numbers. An acquired taste it may be, but the sunny disposition of this limoncello-soaked frolic ensures its status as a guilty pleasure.

Summary

Premiere. A woman has a whirlwind romance in Italy and decides to get married. Her sister flies out to attend the wedding, but is shocked to discover that the groom is the man she loved and lost on a previous holiday. Musical comedy featuring a soundtrack of 1980s pop songs, starring Hannah Arterton and Greg Wise.

Cast & Crew

Taylor Hannah Arterton
Doug Greg Wise
Maddie Annabel Scholey
Raf Giulio Berruti
Lil Katy Brand
Elena Leona Lewis
Mikey Danny Kirrane
Enrico Giulio Corso
Director Max Giwa
Director Dania Pasquini
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Vertigo Films Guidance: Some swearing, sexual references. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 27 Jun 2014

Music Comedy

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