Thursday, September 12, 2019
7 pm @ Galaxy Cinemas, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Director: Tom Harper
United Kingdom 2018
English; 101 minutes
Rating: 14A for language, some sexuality, and brief drug material
For as long as anyone can remember, Rose-Lynn Harlan (Jessie Buckley) has dreamt of becoming a Nashville country music star, leaving dreary Glasgow far behind. Her mother (Julie Walters) knows all about abandoning dreams, but realizes that chasing dreams can also come at a cost. Nicole Taylor’s script is beautifully textured, full of authentic characters and unexpected turns. With an electrifying soundtrack performed by Buckley, Wild Rose is a joyous story about courage, family, and discovering your true voice.
A happy-sad drama of starstruck fever that lifts you up and sweeps you along, touching you down in a puddle of well-earned tears.
Owen Gleiberman, Variety
Buckley [is] an incandescent onscreen presence with a set of killer pipes who imbues every song with undeniable heart.
Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
Buckley is terrific, giving her character layers upon layers, and the music by Jack Arnold is toe-tappingly good, even if you are normally allergic to C&W. All in all, you’d be Patsy Cline crazy to miss this one.
Alison Rowat, The Herald (Scotland)