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Wild Rose (2018)

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


Tom Harper


Nicole Taylor
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 13 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »



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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, for narcotics possession, Rose-Lynn Harlan (Jessie Buckley) is a twenty-three-year-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 (Daisy Littlefield) and younger Lyle (Adam Mitchell), cared for during her imprisonment by their grandmother Marion (Dame Julie Walters), 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 to become a famous country singer. Due to a lack of resources and her low-rate academic studies, Rose-Lynn tries to return to her former job as a singer in the Grand Ole Opry, a country bar, having been fired by owners Jackie (Janey Godley) and Alan (Craig Parkinson) after they learn about her conviction. Thanks to Marion's good name, ... 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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Release Date:

21 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wild Rose See more »

Filming Locations:

Glasgow, Scotland, UK See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,938, 23 June 2019

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This movie was screened at Dingle International Film Festival in County Kerry, Ireland. The same county where Jessie Buckley was born. See more »


Rose-Lynn describes Johnny Cash as a convicted felon; however, despite his "outlaw" image, Cash was only ever convicted of various misdemeanors, and never served a sentence longer than a single night in jail. See more »


Rose-Lynn Harlan: I should have been born in America. I'm an American.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Peace in This House
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Overlooked Gem
26 August 2019 | by sweidman-28016See all my reviews

Wild Rose Review:

Wild Rose tells the complicated story of Rose-Lynn (Jessie Buckley), a Scottish woman on a quest to become a country music star in Nashville, while also grappling with the responsibilities of being recently released from prison and a young mother of two children. Firstly I'd like to apologize for how late this review is. It's been a very busy week and now is my chance. For the second film for the Inaugural Northwoods Film Festival, Wild Rose was chosen for a screening. This came out back in June. I debated on going to see it at some point but there was no time since I'd have to drive two hours to go and see it. I'm so happy to have seen this. Wild Rose is one of the best films of the year. It's such an interesting screenplay and inspiring. Jessie Buckley's character of Rose-Lynn is a very complex character. She has her dreams but is restrained with the stresses and disappointments of life. She's also not afraid to hide her true self. I'm very confused why Buckley hasn't really been talked about in the Oscar race for later this year. On Gold Derby I've been checking daily on my Oscar nominations predictions (yes I'm already doing that and so are many people). Jessie Buckley isn't even listed as an option for the nominations so I can't even put her on my list for Best Actress. She's absolutely amazing. Definitely in my top five for best performances of the year. She's also a really good singer. The songs in the film are very good and on my mind. In particular one of the later original songs called Glasgow is brilliant. I really hope it can get into Best Original Song. The scene with that song is also just so emotional and brought tears to my eyes. I purposely decided not to listen to it until I saw the film. Listen to this song! For other performances, Julie Walters plays Rose-Lynn's mother and brings another strong performance. Her scenes with Buckley are very good. Their conflicting views bring for an interesting plot and great scenes. Sophie Okonedo plays Suzannah, the woman who Rose-Lynn works for as a maid. She was so enjoyable to watch and it just made me happy that she was actually interested in trying to help her with her career. I loved her. It's just a shame that when an event happens she's kind of out of the film for a while and nothing much with her anymore. I wish they had a little bit with her when she's back again. The acting in this is just superb! The screenplay by Nicole Taylor is very good. The only thing I'd say is some parts I could just tell how they would play out but I still liked it. Side note: I don't know if this was written in the script but sometimes when Rose-Lynn was singing by herself we'd get beautiful cinematography showing her singing, walking around and people were just playing instruments in the background. That was just a perfect way to see her view. If it wasn't in the screenplay then Tom Harper had a beautiful vision with his amazing directing. This is an overlooked film this year in my opinion. I don't want to spoil anything else. Everyone in our audience just adored it. The two people I saw it with really liked it as well. Here's some comments from Landen Alft who thought this was a perfect A+ film: Amazing acting, emotion and comedy. Amazing cinematography especially the singing scene in the house with the band appearing. Amazing everything. Definitely check this out when it comes out on digital and blu ray. I just really hope it's considered in the award race.

My Grade: A-

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