June 26, 2014 4:44 pm

Walking on Sunshine – film review

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From left, Hannah Arterton, Annabel Scholey and Katy Brand in 'Walking on Sunshine'

From left, Hannah Arterton, Annabel Scholey and Katy Brand in 'Walking on Sunshine'

Take care not to sit in the front row for Walking on Sunshine. You might be killed by this British musical’s glee tornadoes. Think of Mamma Mia!; change the specifications from Abba songs to 1980s pop hits; unleash the all-singing, all-grinning cast. The overkill is almost compelling. Like a storm-follower you want to sit right in its eye. But be warned. The script, unlike Mamma Mia!’s, is dire. The choreography is über-camp. The excess exuberance, from everyone in sight, is nearly nuclear.

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Nigel Andrews


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