I enjoy watching musicals, especially when I know most of the songs in them. This is what makes Walking on Sunshine enjoyable and fun to watch. It is a nice one to watch with a group of friends. It has popular ballads from the 1980 like Madonna’s Holiday, Whitney Houston’s How Will I know, The Human League’s The Power of Love and so many others. Some are songs from the days when having a lyrics book is how we could tell if you were a cool kid or not. So I sung out loud like I was auditioning for the movie.
The movie starts off with Taylor (Hannah Arterton) who while on holiday fell in love with Raf (Giulio Berruti). When the holiday comes to an end, Raf pleads with her to stay but even if she wanted to, Taylor leaves to go to university. Three years later she returns invited by her sister Maddie (Annabel Scholey) ahead of her wedding and guess who is the groom to be? Raf, of course. Even though Taylor is acting like she has moved on, there is clearly chemistry between then. The numerous awkward moments confirm it but she refuses to tell her sister and continues to play happy maid of honour. The end might be obvious but that is not the catch about this movie, it is the music and dancing that is. I plan on watching it again and then I will sing and dance along.