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Wild Rose (2018)

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

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Tom Harper

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Nicole Taylor
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Cast

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 ... 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
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Fresh out from the jail after one year condemned by narcotics possession, Rose-Lynn Harlan is a 23-years old working-class girl from Glasgow, Scotland, who tries rectify her chaotic life: foul-mouthed, streetwise, rebel and free-spirited, Rose-Lynn meets again her little children, older Wynonna and younger Lyle, cared since her imprisonment by their grandmother Marion, who despises openly her daughter's lifestyle. Worker in the bakery of a shopping center along 20 years, Marion struggles to understand her stranded daughter, who becomes determined to travel Nashville, Tennesse (USA) to turn in a famous country singer. Due to the lack of resources and her low-rate academic studies, Rose-Lynn tries return to her former job as singer in the Grand Ole Opry, a country bar, being fired by the owners Jackie and Alan after to learn about her conviction. Thanks to Marion's good name, Rose-Lynn gets a job as cleaning lady in the house of Susannah, an upper-class woman married with James and ... Written by Chockys

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

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,938, 23 June 2019

Gross USA:

$1,635,117

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,123,449
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Wild Rose was screened at Dingle International Film Festival in Co Kerry, Ireland - The same county where Jessie Buckley was born. See more »

Goofs

Marion reminds Rose-Lynn that she has to pay the electricity, gas and water bills but in Scotland water charges are included with the council tax and so there is no such thing as a water bill. See more »

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Rose-Lynn Harlan: You could just drink from the tap.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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When I Reach the Place I'm Going
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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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