Rose-Lynn Harlan (Jessie Buckley), is bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek. Fresh out of jail and with two young kids, all she wants is to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer in Nashville. Her mum Marion (Julie Walters) has had a bellyful of Rose-Lynn's Nashville nonsense. Forced to take responsibility, Rose-Lynn gets a cleaning job, only to find an unlikely champion in the middle-class lady of the house (Sophie Okonedo). 'Wild Rose' is an uplifting story with an original soundtrack about family, dreams and reality, and three chords and the truth.
I found Rose a difficult character to like and grew tired of watching her selfishly plow through life, only to blame those around her for the misfortunes she created. In all fairness, I turned the movie off half way through so I don't know if there was any character growth. But if there was, it came way too late for me.
If you aren't keen on country music, the film shouldn't be a problem because there isn't too much of it, and the focus is on Rose herself, with a good performance from Jessie Buckley. She does start out as a "Wild" character, quite self centred, but she grows as a person, learns the Truth about herself, and follows her dream while still becoming aware of her responsibilities.