Walking on Sunshine (2015)

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Critic Consensus: It desperately wants to be frothy and fun, but Walking on Sunshine is crass and calculated -- and a poor substitute for the jukebox musicals it attempts to emulate.

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Do you remember your first holiday romance? Taylor does, the only problem is her sister is now marrying him... Set to the greatest hits of 80s, Walking on Sunshine is the feel-good musical of the year and dances into cinemas on June 27, 2014. After a whirlwind romance, Maddie, fresh from a long- term relationship, is preparing to marry gorgeous Raf and has invited her sister Taylor to the wedding in Puglia, Italy. Unbeknownst to Maddie, however, Raf is Taylor's ex-holiday flame, and the love of her life...and that is just one of the set-backs on their road to happy ever after. Introducing rising stars Annabel Scholey, Hannah Arterton, and Giulio Berruti as the tangled threesome Maddie, Taylor and Raf. They are joined by one of the UK's top funnywomen Katy Brand, Greg Wise and multi-award winning and Grammy nominated singer/songwriter, Leona Lewis, makes this musical extravaganza her debut film role. The musical features 80s pop classics such as Human League's 'Don't You Want Me Baby', Madonna's 'Holiday', Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun', and Wham's 'Wake Me Up Before You Go Go' to name but a few. The film's music producer and composer, Anne Dudley, comes straight from the Academy Award winning smash Les Misérables. Directed by the StreetDance franchise hit duo, Max & Dania, Walking on Sunshine is produced by Allan Niblo and James Richardson at Vertigo Films and executive produced by Rupert Preston and Nigel Williams from Vertigo Films, Stuart Ford from IM Global and Al Munteanu from Square One Entertainment. (C) eOne

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All Critics (25) | Top Critics (2)

Ruthlessly calculated to deliver a-million-percent-feelgood.

Jun 24, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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With its "Mamma Mia"-esque setup and pop playlist of '80s hits, this jukebox musical offers bubble-gum fun in the sun.

Jun 19, 2014 | Full Review…
Variety
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An idyllic seaside holiday, a bright-eyed ingenue, a cheery retro soundtrack - all incorporated into a big-hearted musical. Sounds familiar?

Aug 24, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Frothy musical is a fun watch; some drinking, innuendo.

Aug 11, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The film's biggest crime, perhaps, is that it's ineffectual.

Jul 8, 2015 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

A melodramatic love story propelled by a rousing batch of 80s pop hits.

Jun 1, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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