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Walking on Sunshine (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 27 June 2014 (UK)
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Set to the music of popular hit songs from the 1980s. A beautiful coastal village, present day Italy. After a whirlwind romance, Maddie is preparing to marry gorgeous Italian Raf, and has ... See full summary »

Directors:

Max Giwa (as Max & Dania), Dania Pasquini (as Max & Dania)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Greg Wise ... Doug
Annabel Scholey Annabel Scholey ... Maddie
Hannah Arterton ... Taylor
Giulio Berruti ... Raf
Leona Lewis ... Elena
Katy Brand ... Lil
Danny Kirrane ... Mikey
Susan Fordham ... Holiday Maker
Joelle Koissi ... Airport Customer
Samantha Alleyne ... Holiday Maker / Hen Party Guest
Anabel Kutay Anabel Kutay ... Air Hostess
Amy Clare Beales ... Holiday Rep
Adrian Derrick-Palmer ... Airport Dancer (as Adrian Palmer)
Terry Noble Terry Noble ... Holiday Maker
Adrian Quinton Adrian Quinton ... Dancer
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Set to the music of popular hit songs from the 1980s. A beautiful coastal village, present day Italy. After a whirlwind romance, Maddie is preparing to marry gorgeous Italian Raf, and has invited her sister Taylor to the wedding. Unbeknownst to Maddie, however, Raf is Taylor's ex-holiday flame, and the love of her life... By: Vertigo Films Written by Vertigo Films

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Experience a musical with the greatest hits of the 80s. See more »


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UK | USA | Italy

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

27 June 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Holiday! See more »

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Vertigo Films, IM Global See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The characters dress as '80s singers for the stag and hen parties. Raf is Adam Ant, Enrico is George Michael, and Mikey is Meat Loaf. Maddie, Taylor and Lil are Madonna, Elena is Whitney Houston, Tiziana is Tina Turner, and additional hen party guests are Boy George and Salt N Pepa. See more »

Goofs

The scene after the tomato festival where Taylor and Raf go wash at the beach probably wouldn't show the sun setting on the sea. It's debatable, since the closest shoreline to their location in Apulia is 20 miles north-west, where the sun would always rise over the sea. Though if they traveled 80 miles south-west to the Gulf of Taranto they would be facing the other direction. Since the tomato festival isn't given an exact location is hard to say. See more »

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Maddie: All my life I've gone from wrong guy to wrong guy and now, finally, to have found a guy who's right... who's kind and decent and... beautiful inside and out. Because... you are the right guy. But it's not right. Not for me. I came here to find myself and I found you. This is the same thing I always do: running off into the arms of a man and losing myself. Er... it's incredible to me that someone as amazing as you want to marry me. How could I not get caught up in that? The big church wedding, ...
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Summer fun
28 June 2014 | by mattjeanesSee all my reviews

While this movie panders to all the clichés of 'a chicks night in musical' that's also what makes it good. Viewing it on a wet afternoon in summer with no holiday in sight it just made me happy and I left the cinema smiling and singing the songs from my youth. How many movies can you say that about these days. It was cleverly thought out, the dancing and staging was fun, the leads were appealing, the hot boys were hot. Downside was that the girl playing Maddy was hopelessly over the top as was Greg Wise,, but this was a pantomime musical generated for a few drinks and a hen night in the summer. Where as MamaMia was trying to convince (and never did) the bad acting, singing and dancing have at least been rectified here and you are laughing along for the right reasons. It works in most part from a lovely lead performance from Hannah Arterton proving she's a MUCH better actress than her over exposed sister (Gemma).. In the cold light of day this movie makes you feel like you've had a romance on holiday , fallen in love and then you go home, whether you re-visit will be up to you.. I will.


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