Parents' Guide to

Walking on Sunshine

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

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

Movie NR 2014 97 minutes
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age 14+

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80s music story board

If you liked Mama Mia you'll like this musical. Well done with beautiful talented actors.

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WALKING ON SUNSHINE is not as good as Pitch Perfect or Mamma Mia, but it's no less fun in its own right. Though the singing is not particularly impressive and the dances are simple, the cast has some real chemistry and clearly has a lot of fun with the material. It doesn't hurt that the songs all are catchy 1980s mainstays such as "How Will I Know" by Whitney Houston or "Holiday" by Madonna or that it's set on a beach in Puglia, Italy. There are some positive -- if unrealistic -- messages here about true love cutting through against the odds, and some solid, loyal friendships on display. And the ending, where some people pair off with their intendeds while others choose to be single until the real thing comes along, is admirable in an age when romcoms still have everyone paired off in some way or another by the time the credits roll. Not a bad bargain for what is otherwise fluff.

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