- 1h 41min
- Directed by: Tom Harper
- Cast: Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo
- UK release: 12 April 2019
- Website: www.thebarnarts.co.uk
Glaswegian mother-of-two Rose Lynn (Jessie Buckley) must choose between her responsibility to her children and her burning ambition to break into Nashville's country music scene. Meanwhile her mother, played by Julie Walters, wonders ruefully whether she will ever really grow up. Directed by Tom Harper Wild Rose depicts female love and a complicated mother-daughter relationship.
Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen (0.0 miles)
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Trinity Arts and Leisure, Bedford (0.0 miles)
Wed 29 Jan
Glaswegian mother-of-two Rose Lynn must choose between her responsibility to her children and her burning ambition to break into Nashville's country music scene. Meanwhile her mother, played by Julie Walters, wonders ruefully whether she will ever really grow up. Wild Rose posits a classic setup – a young rebel (in this case a young Glaswegian woman fresh out of prison, played by the incandescent Jessie Buckley) with a raw streak of talent (singing country music) and then tests how badly she wants to succeed (will she leave her young children for a chance to go to Nashville?).
Out of these familiar, predictable elements director Tom Harper and screenwriter Nicole Taylor have fashioned something entirely delightful, fresh as a Scottish summer evening.
'Jessie Buckley gives a stand-out performance in Wild Rose, an identity story about choice, sacrifice, and knowing who you really are.' The Hollywood Reporter
'Though the central premise of the film draws on a frequently mined issue, the sensitivity and warmth with which the tale is spun strikes a deep vein of cinematic riches.' The Mirror
'Wild Rose may not be realistic, but its a spellbinding depiction of female love and sacrifice.' The Upcoming
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Wild Rose8 Apr 2019
Jessie Buckley is electric in this tale of a Scottish country singer striving to make it to Nashville
Beast's Jessie Buckley is the heart of this pleasing musical drama about a Glaswegian woman who won't let go of her dream. Reuniting with War & Peace director Tom Harper, Buckley plays Rose-Lynn Harlan, who skips out of prison, pulls cowboy boots over…
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