A troubled young Glaswegian woman dreams of becoming a Nashville country star.


Tom Harper


Nicole Taylor
3,941 ( 234)
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 18 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessie Buckley ... Rose-Lynn
Matt Costello Matt Costello ... Prison Officer 1
Jane Patterson Jane Patterson ... Prison Officer 2
Lesley Hart Lesley Hart ... Prison Officer 3
Carol Pyper Rafferty Carol Pyper Rafferty ... Prisoner 1
Natalie Mcconnon Natalie Mcconnon ... Prisoner 2
Maureen Carr Maureen Carr ... Eileen
James Harkness ... Elliot
Julie Walters ... Marion
Adam Mitchell Adam Mitchell ... Lyle
Daisy Littlefield Daisy Littlefield ... Wynonna
Louise Mccarthy Louise Mccarthy ... Amanda
Allison Simpson Allison Simpson ... Line Dance Teacher
Janey Godley Janey Godley ... Jackie
Brian McQuade Brian McQuade ... Brian the Opry Barman


Fresh out of jail after one year imprisoned for narcotics possession, Rose-Lynn Harlan is a 23 years-old working-class girl from Glasgow, Scotland, who tries to rectify her chaotic life: foul-mouthed, streetwise, rebellious and free-spirited, Rose-Lynn reunites with her children, older Wynonna and younger Lyle, cared for during her imprisonment by their grandmother Marion, who openly despises her daughter's lifestyle. A worker in the bakery of a shopping center for twenty years, Marion struggles to understand her daughter, who becomes determined to travel Nashville, Tennesse (country music's cradle) to become a famous country singer. Due to a lack of resources and her poor academic studies, Rose-Lynn tries to return to her former job as a singer in the country bar Grand Ole Opry, having been fired by owners Jackie and Alan after they learn about her conviction. Thanks to Marion's good name, Rose-Lynn gets a job as a cleaning lady in the house of Susannah, an upper-class woman married ... Written by Chockys

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Sing your own song.


Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, some sexuality and brief drug material | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Dan Wootton described Julie Walters in this film as having "the best acting Scottish accent I have ever heard." See more »


When Rose-Lynn gets in the taxi at the Drake Motel, she asks to go to the airport. The taxi turns right onto Murfreesboro Road, traveling west toward downtown. The Nashville International Airport is located east of the city, in the opposite direction. See more »


Susannah: Why country?
Rose-Lynn Harlan: 'Cause it's three chords and the truth.
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Peace in This House
Performed by Jessie Buckley
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Three chords and the truth
26 July 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

A young Scottish woman comes out of prison with the firm intention of fulfilling her dream and becoming a country singer in Nashville, Tennessee. Despite a bank account desperately empty. Despite two very young children she pathetically neglects.

The frontier between stubbornness and motivation is often very blurred and it is only a posteriori that one can judge, even if many external factors, perceptible or not, can influence the course of events. And, without unduly spoiling the script, I was expecting a sad ending. Moreover, the atmosphere of Wild Rose (2018) quite often resembles those of Ken Loach's films with this inevitability that seems inescapable.

A very pleasant surprise!

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Release Date:

21 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wild Rose See more »

Filming Locations:

Glasgow, Scotland, UK See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$52,938, 23 June 2019

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2.35 : 1
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