‘Sunshine on Leith’ it feels so good…

Want to watch a feel-good, beautiful and straight-forward movie?  Then you might want to see ‘Sunshine on Leith’. Yesterday we went to see a film, just something pleasant to do in the late afternoon. My husband chose the film, I had vaguely heard about this release and had not really read the reviews. The treat was all ahead of us…

I loved this contemporary Scottish film from the very start. Instantly I was there, in magnificent Edinburgh, Scotland, a place I have to agree to being very fond of and strongly identifying with. Never before had I heard the Scottish accent come through so strongly in song but there it was before me and very real. The music had me toe-tapping, the story had me crying and laughing but most of all it made me feel good.

Now dare I say, this film may be critiqued by clever film buffs and the super intelligent precious people of the world as being a tad ordinary…but that’s what I loved about this film. It was about ordinary people in Edinburgh leading ordinary lives. However, there is something very beautiful about putting a suburban story to music and depicting the issues and emotions of a modern-day family. Young men at war, unforeseen relationship difficulties, love and illness are played out in a way that relates to many families across the world today.

I have to admit the Scottish flavour won me, I left the theatre feeling elated and happy and to use an old saying about this film, it simply ‘warmed the cockles of my heart’.


About Heathermargaret

Counsellor, writer, mother of adult sons and wife. The order of above changes regularly depending on lifes' pressing issues.
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